Jimmy Jenson

Team USA Endurance

Name: James (Jimmy) Jenson 
Date of Birth: Sept. 27, 1965
Birth Place: Encino, Calif.
Current Residence: North Hollywood, Calif

Sporting Career Highlights:
  • 2013 ASICS LA Marathon, completed first marathon 
  • 2011 & 2012, completed first half marathon 
  • 2010, began participating in 5ks & 10ks regularly 
  • 2001, completed first 5k with friends
Fun Facts:
A funny and charming man with Down Syndrome ... has participated in the Special Olympics since he was a little boy ... began to workout with the goal of being able to join his friends in the annual 5k and get a medal ... loves dancing and basketball ... plays in an English hand bell choir ... volunteers at the local senior center ... loves everything about the Olympics 

Was inspired to run for Team USA because of his “I can do it" attitude and the fact that he loves everything about the New York City marathon.

Media clips:

mileeaters.com/?p=454

today.com/health/first-runner-down-syndrome-finishes-nyc-marathon-8C11518983

shine.yahoo.com/ellen-good-news/our-favorite-feel-good-stories-from-the-nyc-marathon-231738223.html