Wilmington counselor running Boston marathon with pacemaker

Wilmington counselor running Boston marathon with pacemaker

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Peyton Chitty was among 30,000 runners that competed in the Boston Marathon on Monday.

This has been a long time goal of Chitty’s since learning he has a congenital heart defect.

Chitty and members of the Without Limits team spent the weekend training with 3-5 mile runs.

“Since I’ve been here, I’ve done a 5-mile easy run with some strides at the end and a 3-mile shakeout run," said Chitty.

Chitty and teammates also had a chance to run the last section of the course.

“We started at the finish line and ran out the last mile or so of the course. The whole city is shutting down for this. It’s pretty cool,” he said.

The first runners started at 9:02 a.m. and the final batch left at 11:15 a.m.

WECT meteorologist Colin Hackman and Wilmington firefighter Patrick Farwell also participated in the marathon.

Chitty finished the race in 3:21:46 (7:42 per mile).

Hackman clocked in at 3:05:48 (7:06 per mile).

Farwell crossed the finish line in 3:13:44 (7:25 per mile).

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