Hey everyone, my name is Marquis Carey and I have been involved with IOW for about six years. Throughout those six years IOW has been a source of vital support during my struggle of transforming into a successful man. So running this Marathon is the least I can do, not only to give back to IOW, but to deprived communities that are full of kids that have the power to bring about innovative change in a great way. However, because I understand that they are often their own biggest obstacle, I choose to run this marathon knowing that it is not going to be easy and will take every ounce of discipline, determination, and drive to see the finish line. The same efforts and energy needed to reach the plateau of success are required to prove to myself that no matter what, I am in control of making it to the finish line. So with that said I wish everyone who is participating the best of luck and whether it's with my fist held high or on a stretcher I'll see you at the finish line. LOL!