Man beats odds, finishes marathon
Monday, October 14, 2013
CHICAGO — A Venezuelan man with muscular dystrophy was the last runner to cross the finish line of the Chicago Marathon — nearly 17 hours after he started the race.
Maickel Melamed, 38, of Caracas, Venezuela, made it across the finish line of the 26.2-mile race at 1:30 a.m. Monday. About 100 people cheered him on.
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