By A.J. Hellickson, 17
Scholastic News Online Student Reporter, Missouri
Steven Walker attends a victory dinner with Mark Musso, president of Special Olympics Missouri.
(Photos: A.J. Hellickson)
The 18-year-old from Kansas City, Missouri, placed 22nd in the Chicago Marathon with a time of 3 hours 17 and minutes, qualifying for the World Games marathon. Steven says he enjoys the shouts and cheers of fans during the races.
Steven also enjoys competing in softball, bowling, volleyball, and basketball.
"I have enjoyed World Games because I have met people from other countries," Steven told Scholastic News Online. "I enjoyed being able to race with all of them. I will be happy to go back to Missouri with my gold medal."