Coping with dyslexia focuses Olympic marathoner

Coping with dyslexia focuses Olympic marathoner


Posted By: Rick Moffat · 4/25/2012 8:36:00 AM

Long distance runner Eric Gillis knows about focusing on goals.   After struggling through school because of dyslexia, Gillis found running to be “the carrot” that got him on to university.

He won’t stop running until he gets to London, where anything and everything is possible.

Gillis takes part in this Sunday’s Half Marathon Championships, the Banque Scotia 21 K de Montreal.

He feels a special connection to Montreal, even before his lucky day at an Expos game.  Maybe that’s a good omen before he heads to the Summer Games.

Listen to Gillis (the runner on the left draped in the flag) on overcoming his disability and living the Olympic Dream.