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Inspirational Marathon Finisher

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

With a time of 16 hours and 46 minutes, Maickel Melamed, of Caracas, Venezuela, was the very last of the more than 39,000 participants to finish the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. The 38-year-old man has muscular dystrophy. "My message is: If you dream it, make it happen. Your life is the most beautiful thing that could happen to you. Make the best with that, and share the best of that," he said shortly after finishing the race.

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MOTHEPRO 10/24/2013 12:37PM


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PHEBESS 10/23/2013 6:03PM

    Wow, definitely inspiring!!!!

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SPARKFRAN514 10/23/2013 12:50PM

    I have to agree if can do the race and finish it. So can I complete this one. it was the push i needed re start giving 100% and not the 85% i did in Oct when i got discouraged the scales would not move. .

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1CRAZYDOG 10/23/2013 12:27PM

    OH my goodness. If he can do that, we can accomplish any of our goals, too! Thanks for sharing this.

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ILOVEMALI 10/23/2013 1:36AM

    Thanks. Just what I needed!

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