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SportA Marine heroically crawled to the finish line of the Boston Marathon and it was awesome

03:40  16 april  2019
03:40  16 april  2019 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

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The Latest: 30K runners off to race in 123rd Boston Marathon The 123rd Boston Marathon has begun. Defending champion Yuki Kawauchi of Japan was back to defend his title. Heavy winds and rain overnight had dissipated and the runners left Hopkinton under overcast skies and temperatures in the high 50s. A field of 30,000 runners is on the 26.2-mile trek to Copley Square. American Sara Hall led the women's race through the two mile mark. It's her birthday; she turned 36 on Monday. ___ 9:35 a.m. Defending champion Des Linden is back on the course at the Boston Marathon. Linden was the first American woman to win the race since 1985 when she crossed the finish line first last year.

The Boston Marathon is an annual long distance running event hosted by several cities in greater Boston in eastern Massachusetts, United States.

Watch the left side of the screen for the runner that falls on the first of two mats. That's me! With 1.2 miles to go, I was on track to hit my goal time of

A Marine heroically crawled to the finish line of the Boston Marathon and it was awesome© Associated Press Associated Press The Boston Marathon, as any other marathon, is full of great stories of regular people going out there and running the race for special reasons, causes, or people.

One such runner during Monday's marathon was Micah Herndon, a Marine who was running to pay tribute to three Marines who he served alongside. Three Marines who didn't survive an attack in Afghanistan in 2010.

The Record-Courier in Ohio has more details of his inspiring story:

"I run in honor of them," Herndon said. "They are not here anymore. I am here, and I am able. I am lucky to still have all my limbs. I can still be active. I find fuel in the simple idea that I can run. Some cannot.

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"If I get a heat cramp while running or my feet hurt or I am getting exhausted, I just keep saying their names out loud to myself. They went through much worse, so I run for them and their families."

Toward the final steps of the race his body started to give out be he would not give up:

Herndon crossed the finish line in an impressive time of 3:38 and the strength he showed in doing so will never be forgotten.

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He finished the half marathon , and then the man basically ran another full marathon running everyone else in. Last year Scott worked with an organization called Team With A Vision and guided an athlete who is visually impaired in the Boston Marathon

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