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Terminally ill man wins marathon while pushing daughter

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

This is a sad, but heart-warming story that caught my eye, this morning.

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inally-ill-man-wins-marath
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MARGARITTM 3/20/2013 12:54PM

    Absolutely - on # 4 and absolutely on this man getting a pass.

If you are not familiar with the Hoyt's - they are a father/ son team that competes here in the Northeast and they get a pass too!

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SEABREEZE64 3/20/2013 5:39AM

    Thanks so much for posting this. Amazing man!

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TIMOTHYNOHE 3/19/2013 10:30PM

    Very nice story.

But don't get me wrong. My rule #4 stands:

#4 If you can't afford a sitter, you can't afford the race. LEAVE THE STROLLER AT HOME.

This is a special exception.

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RUNNINGAL425 3/19/2013 5:00PM

    I ran the Gusher half. It was quite a rush to see Iram cross the finish line in first place! He is so inspirational. I hope and pray that he is able to beat cancer.

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MOMMACASSEY 3/19/2013 3:31PM

    Hey! I was there!

Or, i should have been. I was signed up for the Gusher's 5K, but because the marathon is a qualifying marathon for the Boston marathon, I wasn't allowed to push my girls in their stroller, and I didn't have anyone to leave them with, so I had to forego the race.

I'm proud of Iram--and I'm proud of the Gusher officials allowing him entrance to this marathon, because apparently several other marathons told him he couldn't run their races.

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RUNNER12COM 3/19/2013 3:27PM

    Ugh. That was tough to read!

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MOM2OR 3/19/2013 3:00PM

    Very touching. That's awesome!!! What a brave man. I have so much respect for people like that. The last comment got me teary eyed. Thanks for sharing!!!!

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