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article imageCancer patient wins marathon while pushing daughter in stroller

By Owen Weldon     Mar 16, 2013 in World
Iram Leon's story has gone global. The 32-year-old is a marathon lover who has terminal brain cancer, and he has gone on to win a marathon.
Leon was diagnosed with cancer two years ago, but last Saturday he ran the Gusher Marathon in Beaumont, Texas, and won. According to Business Insider, Leon won the race while pushing his six-year-old daughter in her buggy for the entire distance of the race, which was 26.2 miles.
According to French Tribune, Leon is not allowed to play contact sports nor is he allowed to drive due to is memory skills being affected by the tumor. However, Leon makes every effort to do what he can.
On Leon's blog he has written that his daughter is his inspiration and that she was responsible for him winning the marathon on Saturday.
According to iSportsTimes, Leon said that when he is on his death bed, the one thing he will not be saying is "I wish I spent more time with my kid."
Leon was turned down for entry four time because of regulations that prohibit strollers from entry, but the Gusher Marathon eventually allowed Leon to race.
Before Leon won on Saturday, he and his daughter completed their first half-marathon in October 2012.
Leon's daughter is fully aware of her father's condition and she has witnessed Leon suffering seizures as a result of the cancer. Leon and his daughter have practiced what should happen if he suddenly needed urgent medical attention. Leon, who is divorced, lives with his daughter in Austin, Texas, and he hopes that he can balance sharing his battle with cancer with her as well as protecting her.
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