Coming off a second consecutive win in the Miami Marathon's Pushrim Division, local wheelchair athlete Hermin Garic is headed across county to compete in the Los Angeles Marathon on March 15th.

Garic, who is a member of the Sitrin STARS Program, says he's been training hard for the LA Marathon.

I’m definitely excited,” said Garic. “The LA Marathon is a phenomenal opportunity for me and I hope to finish with a really good time.”

Garic came to the United States in 2000 from Bosnia, where an accident caused him to lose the use of his legs at the age of 4.

He joined the Sitrin STARS and began wheelchair road racing when he was 14.