More than 28,000 runners are expected to hit the pavement this Sunday in the Honolulu Marathon.
Kevin Rhinehart will be among them.
He won’t be among the leaders, but he should most certainly finish, and that in itself will be a major accomplishment.
Rhinehart never considered himself much of an athlete, but whatever level of fitness he did enjoy was stolen from him in the blink of an eye.
In January 2012, Rhinehart suffered a stroke. It was the day that changed everything. He couldn’t walk, or talk, or play his bass guitar.
He lost his job, along with more than 20 pounds in the months that followed.
Eventually he got stronger, and in 2015, Rhinehart moved to Hawaii island, where he made a decision that would change his life yet again. He chose to volunteer at the Ironman World Championships in Kona.
“By the end of it, I said I could do this. I don’t know if it was …