Runner With Muscular Dystrophy Finishes Chicago Marathon

Maickel Melamed, 38, completed the race in 16 hours and 46 minutes.
1:57 | 10/15/13

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Winners don't usually come in last place but this morning we're hearing from the man who finished last place in the Chicago marathon. He's from Venezuela and it took in nearly seventeen hours to cross the finish line he's forcing us to rethink the whole definition of winners and losers this morning. -- Chris -- reports from Chicago. His very life there's a story of a -- When Michael Melamed was born doctors thought he might -- -- week. Now 38 years living with muscular dystrophy the last -- to cross the marathon finish line. And -- suddenly reduced him to -- If you know that -- than good that the Melamed says this was actually his third marathon he's already competed in Berlin and New York. What Chicago he says was the most challenging so far because the race organizers insisted he use the sidewalks rather than the streets. We have to go out would have to go down the it wasn't glad that -- so. My muscles where -- But one determined step after another -- Push through his personal -- at mile 21 never considering the option of quitting. Through the afternoon. Into the evening to nightfall he wants people to know one who is Greta van sets of human -- -- that the we have a bus admitted the. When. Kind of world that which has been struck. -- -- -- And he runs with a team a physical therapist trainer a coach volunteers who encouraged him. He says the people of Chicago are amazing that he believes he's a better human being for running this race. Inviting all those who -- more able bodied. And UN do across this finish. Noon then -- -- -- do anything in my life.

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