Going the distance..his own way

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An accident 30 years ago left Paul Erway in a wheelchair. Another accident left him badly injured. But neither has stopped him from keeping himself moving – or, he hopes, others.

By Josh Cook

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.”

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