Paul Erway said he was inspired by his trip to Japan last fall, in more ways than one, and he hopes to use that experience to have a similar impact on others in the future.
Erway, a resident of Shelbyville, competed in the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon – the 30th anniversary of the event – in Oita, Japan, on Nov. 14.
“The people were so nice over there, everything was so clean,” Erway said, before quipping. “Plus I was as tall as everybody else.
“But my time in the marathon was terrible.”