Jacob Wells ran his first marathon in 2003 at the inaugural Little Rock Marathon. He has run well over 100 marathons and countless other races earning the nickname â€śMarathon Boyâ€ť.
On Nov. 1, 2014, Jacob collapsed at mile 19 during the Midsouth Championship Marathon in Wynne, Arkansas. He suffered from cardiac arrest and CPR was quickly administered as they prepared to medevac him to the ICU of the Methodist Hospital in Memphis.
He was treated there for several days, but on Nov. 7, he had finished his final race.