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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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    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!
    1315 days ago
    Thanks so much for posting this. Amazing man!
    1316 days ago
    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.
    1316 days ago
    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.
    1316 days ago
    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.
    1316 days ago
    Ugh. That was tough to read!
    1316 days ago
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    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!!!!
    1316 days ago
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