My Why: Alan Brown

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on August 26, 2021

The 2nd annual Reeve Run & Roll virtual 5K will take Team Reeve globetrotting from kick-off September 25, 2021, through October 3, 2021. Participants of all athletic abilities will join to run, roll, cycle, swim, surf, dribble, walk and so much more.

Alan Brown

Alan Brown wearing a Reeve Run & Roll tshirt on a balconyWhat inspired you to join Team Reeve?

About eight years ago, after a long hiatus from wheelchair racing, I tried a handcycle and it was much easier on my body. I knew that I always wanted to do another marathon and this new handcycle would allow me to do so. I wanted to raise a lot of money and bring awareness to our cause. Team Reeve was the best place for me to do that. I have raised close to $400,000. I will continue to do so for Team Reeve.

What has been the hardest challenge that you have overcome?

The hardest challenge that I have overcome with regards to Team Reeve was when I fell one month before the New York City marathon four years ago. I blew out my shoulder. I have always tried to push as hard as I can to rebuild my shoulder back to its strength, but it never got there. It is more mental than physical for me. Knowing that I was in tiptop shape, ready to do another one, was extremely frustrating. But don't ever count me out.

What are you looking forward to on the day of the race?

What I am looking forward to this year is seeing our community from all over the world come together for a common goal to bring awareness and treatment to individuals with spinal cord injuries. I also look forward to honoring Christopher Reeve on his birthday.

There is still time to register for the Reeve Run & Roll and join my team!

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