KiDSMARTHON KiD Featured in Nelson Mail

Determined Boy True Champion

It was a challenge for all the 320

children who ran, but none faced

the same obstacles as 10-year-old

Jakob Fletcher, of Hampden Street

School. In reaching the finish line,

he proved he’s a true champion,

Olympian Rod Dixon said today...

Jakob has cerebral palsy and

other disabilities, and runs in leg

braces. Completing the stages of

the Rod Dixon KiDSMARATHON

leading up to the last mile at

Saxton Field yesterday was tough

going. So was Sunday’s run, so

much so that Dixon, who ran with

Jakob, suggested that they walk

for a bit.

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