Lauren F. Friedman


Homeless Running "Hero" Tackles His Biggest Goal: A Full Marathon

Eric Fair lives in a homeless shelter. He's trying to get back on his feet after a history of drugs and prison. So, he runs ... a lot, a whole lot.

In the early hours of a recent Saturday morning, Eric Fair begins his 15-mile training run. A still-dark path that winds along the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia takes him further and further from his starting point on Race Street: Saint John’s Hospice, the homeless shelter where he lives.

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