Glen Harrington running the 2019 Dopey Challenge.
Glen Harrington running the 2019 Dopey Challenge. (Courtesy of Glen Harrington)
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For this Saugus resident, running the Boston Marathon is personal

SAUGUS — Glen Harrington found himself at a low point in his life, hampered by substance abuse problems that got in the way of his college education, and picked himself up.

Now, he's running the Boston Marathon — and other races as well — so that others may get that chance.

"I don't have a problem discussing it," he said. "It's part of who I am. Years ago, I might have wanted to hide it. The whole thing now is to remove the stigma and let people know there's hope."

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