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Salem Runner Will Appear on CBS' 'Courage In Sports' Sunday

Salem's John Young will appear on 'Courage in Sports' on CBS Sunday evening.

Salem resident John Young from the trailer for Courage in Sports on CBS. Credit: CBS.
Salem resident John Young from the trailer for Courage in Sports on CBS. Credit: CBS.

Salem resident John Young will appear on CBS' Courage in Sports Sunday evening to discuss his experience at the 2013 Boston Marathon and his effort to complete the race in the months following the bombings.

Young, who teaches math at Pingree School in South Hamilton, hasn't let the fact that he was born with a congenital condition called achondroplasia keep him from being far more active than your average Witch City resident.

His segment of the program was filmed in September, he said, and includes an interview at his home as well as at a marathon memorial site in Boston.

"It was very exciting," Young said about being chosen for the special. "They were extremely professional, they've been doing this for years and it was a really fun experience." 

Click the Youtube video above to view the official trailer for the show. (Young appears at the 0:18 mark.)  

In addition to being a member of the Achilles International racing team, Young is also represented by Para-promotions based out of Ottawa, Ontario.

Courage in Sports will air at 5 p.m. Sunday on CBS. 

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