Huntley boy to push wheelchair in half marathon

September 10, 2011 8:54:14 AM PDT
An 11-year-old boy will participate in Sunday's Chicago Half Marathon -- while pushing his friend in wheelchair.

Adam Davis of far northwest suburban Huntley, a sixth grader, has been training for the 13.1-mile run. He also volunteered to push a friend, Justin Moy, who uses a sport wheelchair.

Moy was scheduled to fly in from Massachusetts Friday night.

Davis says he wants his friend to know what it feels like to run.

" I'm a little nervous," the 11-year-old said. "My mom says I can do it, so then I believe I can do it."

The two boys have not been able to train together, but Davis has logged hundreds of miles and even tried to run with his 4-year-old sister in a stroller -- but she cried when they got to the end of the driveway.

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