28 Nov '16, 10pm

He Broke Three Hours Pushing His Friend in Wheelchair

He Broke Three Hours Pushing His Friend in Wheelchair

Sinko, a 40-year-old personal trainer and high school track coach from Wilmington, Delware, ran the marathon on November 20 while pushing 18-year-old Buenaga in an adaptive running chair. Buenaga has Mitochondrial disease, which causes cellular damage and leads to low muscle tone and developmental delays. Completing 26.2 while pushing 180-pounds (the weight of Buenaga plus the chair) is a feat in itself, but Sinko made it through the finish in a speedy 2:56:39. “The faster he can go, the happier he is,” Sinko said of Buenaga. “He loves being out there.” Their journey together started in 2014 at a fundraiser for Preston’s March for Energy, an organization created by Buenaga’s parents, Deb and Steve, to raise money to provide adaptive bikes for children with special needs. After getting to know Deb Buenaga—who has run many races with her son—Sinko, a 14-time marathoner, aske...

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