Driven by his family and faith, Jonathan Davidson is looking to accomplish what many would qualify as impossible.
Davidson, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2001, is trying to join the 50-50 club, running 50 marathons in 50 states.
When he toes the line at the 25th annual Kona Marathon in Waikoloa on Sunday morning, he will be staring down his 48th, with only Alaska and Maryland to go.
“I can’t believe this is No. 48,” Davidson said. “I have to credit God for my health. After 10-15 years, a lot of people who have been diagnosed with MS have trouble walking.”
Davidson, who lives in Tennessee, is not only walking — he is running, and some of the feats he has accomplished are astounding. He has completed 12 marathons in a single year twice. He has also completed marathons on back-to-back days twice and lhas done three marathons in three days two times.
Those are incredible statistics, especially when considering just how far Davidson has come.
This is an inspiring story that shows the power of family, faith and how far we’ve come with our medications.
Good luck Jonathan!