His name is Russell Selkirk and he’s a two-time competitor, having also participated in the Marathon last year, but not with the same intensity he’s planning this time around. See the video:
It was a day like any other: Sept. 8, 2010.
Russell Selkirk was on his way to work in Exton, Chester County, when a red light stopped him near Worcester, Montgomery County, changing life as he knew it for the electronics repair technician from Lansdale.It was there at that intersection that a pickup truck rear-ended Selkirk’s car, breaking the driver’s seat and snapping Selkirk’s vertebrae, paralyzing him from the hips down.Now, more than four years later, Selkirk, 42, will compete today in his second Philadelphia Marathon with a racing hand cycle granted to him through the Wyomissing-based IM ABLE Foundation. – See more at: