Lovett-Hurst’s long road to New York

The Southland Times - - NEWS - DAVE NI­COLL

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.

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