Doctors told the 31-year-old he'd be in a wheelchair for 6-weeks, but he was walking in two and now is walking without a limp and wants to start jogging soon.
“I took a hard look at myself. I needed to cut out the parties and the social life. If I wanted to be the best in the world, I had to want it more than anybody else."
Prison logistics, shoes without shoelaces and a treadmill that wouldn't stay on for longer than an hour at a time were just a few of the obsicles Keith Giroux had to overcome.
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Running changed David Czerwonky's life as he went from being bullied and over weight, to 30-pounds lighter, a confident and decent high school runner and the school Homecoming King.
Muhammad Shah Feroz has already taken 17-seconds off his PB to run 9:42 and wants to break the 9:11 national record.
Matthews struggled for years trying to train and race through the seizures and the medication which made him anemic, eventually needing two major surgeries to remove brain tumors. He never got back to the top in running, but did cure his seizures. His determination to keep fighting and not to quit is inspirational.
Blume is a varsity runner on one of the top teams in the state despite barely being able to see anything at all.?
He collapsed near the finish and crawled the rest of the way.
Cheseto is a runner again as he has "cheetah" prosthetics and is training to make Kenya's paralympic team in the 400, so far having run 50-seconds even without a coach.
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*UAA runner Marko Cheseto found
*UAA runner Marko Cheseto has feet amputated
*ESPN documentary on UAA runner, Marko Cheseto.
He managed an 18-month comeback and ran a 9:27 steeple at a last chance meet (he has a 9:08 PB) to qualify
Dad's 73 now. They were stopped at mile 25 last year and this will be their 32nd boston.
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