Their heart-warming article conveniently omits that the guy is a rapist. Another paper gives the whole story:
"His police record includes sexual battery, driving under the influence and assault with a dangerous weapon. In 2008, Giroux broke into his ex-spouseâ€™s home and threatened her with a knife. His 4-year-old son was also in the house.
Giroux served a 18-month prison sentence. He moved to Tennessee and broke parole by not registering as a sex offender. He was sentenced to another two years. "
I know people serve their time and there's redemption, yada-yada ... but seriously? His past is open to criticism since he's actively seeking this publicity. They couldn't find anyone else serving time running? How about fraud or car theft before violent sex offenders?
This has to be a hobby jogger milestone. They've jumped the shark with a vengeance on trying to find 'inspirational' stories instead of focusing on running as a sport.