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A Step Ahead of His Limitations

A Step Ahead of His Limitations

At Elms College, athlete with Down syndrome reflects a running team's enduring spirit

Elms College sophomore cross country runner John Southworth (Springfield, Mass.) and the Blazers' cross country programs were recently featured in an article by ESPNBoston.com contributing writer Marty Dobrow.

The article highlights Southworth's drive to compete despite having Down syndrome and how he fits in on Elms' cross country team. 

Marty Dobrow is a frequent contributor to ESPNBoston.com. A professor of communications at Springfield College, he is the author of "Knocking on Heaven's Door: Six Minor Leaguers in Search of the Baseball Dream" (2010, University of Massachusetts Press).

Click here for full ESPNBoston article.