The Boston Marathon is Monday, and one local participant will have a lot of special supporters cheering him on.
Jacob Mclain, a 7th grade science teacher at South Vermillion Middle School, is getting ready to run in the marathon.
Wednesday, the middle school showed its support with a pep rally. Students and staff cheered him on as he ran through the hallways of the school.
Mclain said he is so grateful for the support.
“It’s the ultimate goal,” Mclain said of the Boston Marathon. “This is where you want to be when you run a marathon and to finish this would be the ultimate challenge and complete the goal.”
Mclain has run four marathons before. The Boston Marathon will be his fifth.