Lovett-Hurst’s long road to New York
Seven laps around Queens Park is about 30.9km. Jack Lovett-Hurst learned that the hard way.
It is the biggest distance the 20-year-old has done to date as he prepares to take part in the New York Marathon on his hand cycle next month.
Lovett-Hurst, who was born with muscular dystrophy, was awarded one of only two spaces for hand cycles in the New York Marathon that are given to each country that participates.
Training was going well, but he is nervous about the race, LovettHurst said.
His mum Debbie Houkamau said Lovett-Hurst has had no injur-
Jack Lovett-Hurst will be doing the half-marathon in the Southland Festival of Running tomorrow as part of his training for the New York Marathon next month.