Cancer Patient Wins Marathon While Pushing Daughter in Stroller

4 years ago
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A cancer patient wins a marathon while pushing his daughter in a stroller. Running a marathon is no easy feat. A 32-year-old Texas man, Iram Leon crossed the finish line, obtaining first place in a 26.2 mile marathon, while pushing a stroller holding his 6-year-old daughter. Even more amazing is the fact that Leon is battling brain cancer. It took him a little over 3 hours to complete the Gusher Marathon in Beaumont. Kiana is Leon's daughter and the reason why he runs the grueling races. He does not want to miss a minute with her, given the uncertainty of his future. Leon underwent surgery in 2011 to decrease the size of his tumor. He is not permitted to drive and sometimes gets sick while running the long marathons but nevertheless, he continues pushing. He states "When I crossed the line, I was screaming with joy. Kiana is not a good luck charm. She's why I keep going. Some of it's luck, but, with her, she's inspiration." Last year, a 71-year-old cancer patient completed 50 marathons in 50 states all the while battling his incurable disease. Don Wright, from Minnesota stated, "I like to think sometimes as I'm running along that I'm just sticking it right in the cancer's eye