FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Its official and the times have been released! Nasif Ali, the first Special Olympics Athlete to complete the Miami Half Marathon completed the race in 1 hour 57 minutes.
Andrew Savysky, President of 123 Lump Sum and Chairman of the Development Committee for Special Olympics Miami Dade County, mentored and trained with Ali for several months. Together, they have participated in a number of 5Ks and will participate in Special Olympics State Summer games in Orlando in June. Although Nasif has competed in several prior local runs, this was his first half marathon.
Andrew also received the 2014 “People Who Run Miami” award from US Road Sports & Entertainment. The award recognizes leaders who have significantly contributed their passion for running in their community.
“We are thrilled that Nasif Ali was able to accomplish his goal of completing the Miami Half Marathon. This is a incredible victory for Nasif and will undoubtedly encourage other Special Olympics athletes to dream big. We are encouraged by Andrew’s commitment as Nasif’s Unified Partner to help him realize his goal and hope that it will inspire other community leaders to donate their time,” said Linsey Harris Smith, Director Special Olympics Florida - Miami-Dade County.
A favorite among runners from all over the country, the Miami marathon and half marathon is one of the most scenic and most popular runs in the country. Formerly known as the ING, and already in its 12th year, 25,000 plus participants arrive in Miami to enjoy the warm weather while welcoming runners from all over the world.
About Special Olympics Florida, Miami-Dade County
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Visit www.somdc.org to learn more.
About 123 Lump Sum
Located in South FL, 123 Lump Sum is a specialty finance company that applies institutional financing, underwriting and legal expertise to purchase future cash flows (structured settlements and insurance annuities). For more information about 123 Lump Sum, please visit www.123lumpsum.com