While training for his first-ever marathon, Will Reeve, son of the late “Superman” star Christopher Reeve, didn’t run into many problems.
He did, however, encounter a tiny dog, which sank its teeth into his ankle when he was running across a private driveway in Maine.
“A Shih Tzu nipped at my heels and drew blood,” says the 24-year-old, who works as a sports reporter for ESPN. “But I carried on running because it was just a flesh wound.
“It turned out the dog had all its shots, so now I’ve got a battle scar I wear with pride!”
Pride is just one of the motivations behind Reeve’s bid to run Sunday’s TCS New York City Marathon. The other is to personally raise $35,000 for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the organization set up by his parents, of which he is a board member. The charity provides support for those with spinal-cord injuries and raises funds for medical research.