VIDEO: Ethan Zohn Preps for N.Y.C Marathon

08/13/2009 at 09:00 AM EDT

Ethan Zohn is coming off three months of intense chemotherapy, but in his latest video diary for he's running in Central Park.

The effusive Survivor: Africa winner, who was diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin's disease in April, is preparing a team to participate in November's New York City Marathon to support his HIV/AIDS charity, Grassroot Soccer.

"I haven't decided if I'm actually going to run the marathon," says Zohn, who recently completed a chemotherapy regimen that left him nauseous, hairless and very often sleepless. Still, he has stayed true to his vow to remain positive throughout his fight against the disease, and is looking to the future.

Zohn is awaiting test results to see if he's fit enough to attempt to tackle the grueling course. But even being there for his team's training run "gets me excited, gets me pumped up that I might actually be able to run this marathon," he says.

Keep up with Ethan’s progress every Thursday on

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters