Boston Marathon

Tom Smith, twice paralyzed, plans to walk Boston Marathon

He was a senior in high school, a blue-chip hockey recruit when he ran his first Boston Marathon in 2008.

Tom Smith could never have imagined the events that will lead him back to Hopkinton in two weeks.

The 10-year anniversary is just part of the reason why Smith’s return to Boston this year is so significant. It’s a journey that began shortly after he ran that marathon. Two separate freak accidents while playing hockey paralyzed him, then a car accident confined him to a wheelchair for three years.

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