Father with terminal brain cancer runs marathon with daughter ...

... and wins.

A terminally ill father made sure his
biggest supporter was with him every step of the way as he won a
marathon - by pushing his six-year-old daughter in her pram along the
entire 26-mile route.

Iram Leon, 32, was first over the
finish line at the Gusher Marathon in Texas with a time of three hours,
seven minutes, and 35 seconds, but insisted he 'came in second' behind
daughter Kiana.

But Mr Leon had a battle on his hands
to get the pair their first joint marathon medal even before the race
began, as prams are not typically permitted.

He was turned down for entry four times
before the Gusher Marathon agreed to let the father-daughter duo
compete, according to a report on the www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/14/iram-leon-marathon_n_28698.

The team of two, who completed their
first half-marathon in October 2012, went on to take home gold in the
marathon in Beaumont on Saturday.

Mr Leon, who has been told his cancer
will not be cured, said: 'The one thing I'm not going to say on my death
bed is, "I wish I spent more time with my kid".'


By: mtnmanx (6037.50)

Tags: father, marathon, terminal-cancer, wonderful

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