A former Norwood High School student who was paralyzed from the neck down when he broke his neck in 2010 completed the Boston Marathon route Sunday with a Boston firefighter — a day early due to the weather forecasted for Monday.
“Congratulations to running team of Matt Brown and Lucas Carr on completing 123rd Boston Marathon today,” the fire department tweeted.
Congratulations to running team of Matt Brown & Lucas Carr on completing 123rd Boston Marathon today.(Weather forced them to run a day early). This after running in @BAA 5K yesterday. Representing @MAFallenHeroes the team was met by Lucas?s firehouse; E-7 & L-17 Well Done! pic.twitter.com/XlK0Cz9YDq— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) April 14, 2019
In photos and videos posted Facebook, the duo could be seen making their way through the Marathon course, escorted by a State Police SUV.
Brown broke his neck during a high school hockey game. Since then, he has graduated from Norwood High School and Stonehill College.
Brown and Carr also completed the Marathon last year.
Boston Firefighter Lucas Carr from Engine Co. 7 & Matt Brown complete the 122nd @bostonmarathon . Mission Accomplished! pic.twitter.com/T69FwZWR0t— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) April 16, 2018