Doctor dribbles for a good cause
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- South Florida's Doctor Dribble bounced to a ballin' finish and scored a spot in the record book!
Just call him Doctor Dribble. Darren Weissman bounced toward a big finish, completing the A1A Marathon in Fort Lauderdale while dribbling two basketballs the entire 26.2 miles! "As tired as I am," said Weissman, "as much pain as I'm in, I'd say the joy, the happiness has got to be quadruple that."
It was all for a good cause.
The 30-year-old ran the marathon to raise money for an organization called Our Kids.
The mission is to provide care to abused, abandoned and neglected children. "I hope this inspires people that believe in a cause," said Weissman, "to do something about it. Because there's nobody stopping you. Nothing is stopping you."
Nothing stopped him from also bouncing into the Guinness Book of World Records.
He made it to the finish line in four hours and 39 minutes and set a new record for the fastest marathon run while dribbling two basketballs.
But making it across the finish line had deeper meaning for Weissman. "He adopted a foster child," said Geishel Valverde, "so to him it's not just doing it, it's more of a passion."
"This is the kid that inspired everything," said Weissman, "that inspired me to go out and do what I do."
He's a foster parent, who has helped raise Jonathan Holton since he was in the eighth grade.
Holton is now a basketball star. He'll be playing for Florida International University next season. "He put so much work into it," said Holton. "He taught me everything I know. He's a true boss. He really deserve it."
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