Watch the video below with youth, then use the questions below to have a mentoring conversation with them.

  1. How long is a marathon race?
  2. How fast did Markelle run the Boston Marathon?
  3. In the video Markelle says, “I equate every life circumstance as my own personal marathon, just life’s challenges in general, if you stay focused and never give up.”  What did he mean by this statement?
  4. Markelle also said, “In prison or running marathons, in life you don’t give up until your body shuts down.  You just keep on moving, taking one day at a time.”  How can you apply this philosophy to your athletic and academic life?
  5. How is Markelle helping other ex-prisoners?
  6. How will you help others?