Autistic hoops hero Jason McElwain finishes Rochester marathon, eyes Boston
Jason McElwain completed the MVP Health Care Rochester Marathon in 15th place in 3 hours, 1 minute and 41 seconds.
The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports that the time Sunday qualifies the 23-year-old supermarket baker, known as J-Mac, for the Boston Marathon. He hopes to run in Boston in 2014.
J-Mac was the student manager of the Greece Athena High School team when coach Jim Johnson put him in the final game of the season in 2006. With four minutes left in the game, McElwain hit six 3-pointers and two free throws.
Video of his scoring spree went viral, and McElwain, who was carried off the court on his teammates' shoulders, became an overnight celebrity. He met then-President George W. Bush and appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
"It was one of the best nights of my life, that changed everything," McElwain told CBS News correspondent Steve Hartman in 2010.
(Watch Hartman's original report on McElwain's magical night at the top of the page. His 2010 follow-up interview is the second video.)
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