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Man wins full marathon while pushing his daughter in a baby stroller (video)

Mar 25, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

Gusher Marathon AP

But that’s not even the most incredible part of this story. Iram Leon, 32, won the 2013 Gusher Marathon in Beaumont, Texas on Saturday despite the fact that he has terminal brain cancer. He ran the entire race while pushing his 6-year-old daughter Kiana in a stroller, winning with a time of in 3:07:36. That’s six minutes better than the second-place finisher, Jerod Honrath.

Leon insists Kiana is the actual winner.

“But here sore, reflecting and grateful, I still can’t believe that I won a marathon. Well, I came in second behind Kiana. At the awards ceremony, I immediately placed it on her neck and like every other race she’s been part of it that medal hangs in her room,” Leon wrote on his blog.

You can see Iram’s blog here. It’s really worth checking out. Beaumont Enterprise:

“People shouldn’t wait to live until they’re told they’re dying,” Leon said. “Go home and hug somebody and don’t wait to be told you have a disease that’s going to kill you. I ran my entire life and I was dumb enough to wait until I was told I was dying before I ran with my daughter.”

  1. alligatorsnapper - Mar 15, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Iram, you are the man! Kudos and best on your fight to overcome this cancer. Keep on fighting and keep on running! That is great man!

  2. clickablecontent - Mar 15, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    His daughter sat for 3 hours straight? I think some sort of parenting award is in order here too. Nobel shouldn’t be ruled out.

    • parkcityute - Mar 15, 2013 at 10:08 PM

      Good observation! Great point! I think I need lessons from Iram, on how he did that! I have a hard time getting my children to sit still for 5 minutes!

  3. giantsninerswarriors - Mar 18, 2013 at 3:14 AM

    This is, without any doubt, the coolest sports-related story I’ve read about in 2013.