Jimmie Johnson Will Run the Boston Marathon

The El Cajon native says he wants to experience 'Boston Strong'.

The 2019 NASCAR season kicks off with the Daytona 500 on Sunday. But on Tuesday Jimmie Johnson was discussing a different type of race.

The El Cajon native announced that he will run the Boston Marathon on April 15.

Johnson explained in a video on his Twitter account that after seeing the bombing at the race in 2013 he decided he wanted to run, and experience 'Boston Strong'.

"It just seemed like something I should do, and see if my body can handle it all."

The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion has never run a marathon, but has run up to 20 miles before. On Sunday he took part in the Daytona Beach Half Marathon.

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