Israeli amputee to participate in 2012 Williams Route 66 Marathon

In November, the Williams Route 66 Marathon will be hosting a special guest from Israel, Eitan Hermon will participate as an amputee in the 2012 Williams Route 66 Marathon.

Hermon, raised in northern Israel, began running at age 10 and averaged 7K per day as a teenager. However, life brought challenges to Hermon’s ability to run. While serving his country in 2006, he lost his leg following a severe injury from a roadside bomb. Even while laying on a stretcher, Hermon voiced his commitment to keep running marathons. As an amputee, he has continued to compete on major levels. Hermon has done more than simply run marathons; he has won titles in various international races.

Read Hermon’s full story online.