Bedard – Jean-Paul

“Toronto runner conquers double Boston Marathon — and much more” – Jean-Paul Bedard (April 21, 2014)

Posted on May 27, 2014 in 2014, Bedard - Jean-Paul, Canada, M 45 - 49

“Toronto runner conquers double Boston Marathon — and much more” – Jean-Paul Bedard (April 21, 2014)

Two weeks prior to last year’s Boston Marathon I disclosed to family and friends that I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. I was on the street when the bombs went off… After five months off work with PTSD, I decided to return to Boston and run a double marathon to raise funds and awareness of childhood sexual abuse. During the week leading up to the race, I did over 25 media interviews about the project. Alyshah Hasham, a reporter for the Toronto Star, provided this introduction to my 2014 Boston story in her front page article the next day: In Monday’s early-morning...

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