"I did a half triathlon in Arkadelphia in August and then in October - I did an Iron man in Clairmont, Florida.... FOR THIS FORMER COLLEGE BASEBALL PLAYER - ITS A MATTER OF DISCIPLINE AND PLENTY OF TRAINING. "You just have to stay focused." LAST YEAR - JUSTIN BUTLER RAN THE LITTLE ROCK MARATHON IN THREE HOURS FIFTY THREE MINUTES .. THIS YEAR - THE ROAD TO THE FINISH LINE WILL BE A LITTLE HARDER ... "now I am trying to push a kid - so its a little bit tougher.." THATS BECAUSE JUSTIN WILL BE PUSHING HIS FRIEND - 16 YEAR OLD JAKE MARTIN - THE ENTIRE TWENTY-SIX POINT TWO MILES "I have been working at Easter Seals for about two years now and I help Jake with his homework every night.."I was doing a journal with him and we were typing on the computer and one of his journal entries was on my ironman.... he seemed like he really cared about it - so I just wanted to give something back to him....I want him to have that experience of winning something" "i told him - how cool would it be if we did a marathon together" JUSTIN GOT THE IDEA FROM TEAM HOYT - A MASSACHUSETTES FATHER WHO HAS PUSHED HIS WHEELCHAIR BOUND SON IN EVERY BOSTON MARATHON SINCE 1981 - SO WHEN JUSTIN ASKED JAKE IF HED LIKE TO RACE - "he was real excited - real excited" "I never stopped smiling ever since" "we do our long distance runs on the weekends together - during the week... i train on my own .. i have been putting a couple of bags of soil in the cart.. and pushing it around." "I want to be competitive for him... I want to beat some people." THIS SUNDAY - THE TWO HOPE TO FINISH IN ABOUT THREE AND HALF HOURS ... BUT THE ROAD TO VICTORY ISNT OVER THERE... "I told Jake that I would push him every year until we go to Boston.."