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J-Mac: More than just basketball

Created: 04/21/2014 7:00 PM WHEC.com
By: Justin Granit

With the Greece Athena gym as the background, Jason McElwain runs by. 

Many know J-Mac’s basketball tale. It’s his running career that goes untold. J-Mac was a member of the Greece Athena cross country and track teams. After a five year hiatus from the sport, he’s returned, as a marathoner. It compliments Jason’s coaching career at Athena.

Jason McElwain said, “I wanted to think of something I could do athletically in my control, coaching you can tell a kid to go to the floor and you don’t know where their mind is.”

J-Mac has never allowed his autism to slow him down and like the 36,000 others, he will not let the bombings stop him in carrying out his cause.

McElwain said, “I have no fear in that. I’m not only representing Greece Athena, Rochester, but I am also representing autism and representing the victims of last year’s bombing.”

From the gym to the track, Jason uses sport to inspire.

McElwain said, “To give back to the community that gave to you, it is important to give back when success hits you.”





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