From Best Buddies To Marathon Buddies

CBS Boston

Best Buddies is a global volunteer movement and non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development. More than 800,000 individuals throughout the world are positively impacted by Best Buddies programs. To help raise funds and awareness for Best Buddies Massachusetts, one of the B.A.A.’s charity teams, Craig Welton, the State Director of Best Buddies Massachusetts, and Alosha (Big Al) O’Brien, are running the 2014 Boston Marathon as a Duo Team with Craig pushing Alosha in a customized wheelchair. . This past November, the duo completed the Manchester City Marathon course in a 4:30 time, which qualified them for the Boston Marathon.

Craig Welton and Alosha (Big A) O’Brien are taking the concept of “training buddy” to a whole new level as they embark on their journey along the historic route from Hopkinton…

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