Sitkan beat alcohol and heart attack to run New York marathon
December 9, 2021
Jeff Wright's long road to recovery led him from addiction and a heart attack in his 50s to hiking trails around Sitka and competing in the New York City Marathon.
A lifelong Sitkan, Wright, who is 60, said he ran the 26.2 mile race on Nov. 7 to demonstrate that it's possible to recover from a variety of health issues. He hopes his example inspires those recovering from heart attacks or addiction.
"Being in recovery and showing people that you can do it coming back from a heart attack," he said. "I did it in memory of all those people."
He added, "Family members are absolutely torn by being...