crossed the finish line first in the Iram Leon2013 Gusher Marathon on Saturday in south Beaumont, Texas. But because he was pushing his 6-year-old daughter Kiana in a stroller the entire time, he insists she's the actual winner.
"But here sore, reflecting and grateful, I still can’t believe that I won a marathon. Well, I came in second behind Kiana. At the awards ceremony, I immediately placed it on her neck and like every other race she’s been part of it that medal hangs in her room," Leon wrote on his blog.
Leon, 32, won the marathon in 3:07:36, six minutes ahead of the second finisher, Jerod Honrath.
Even more remarkable than winning a marathon with a stroller in tow is winning one with terminal brain cancer. But that's just what Leon did.
"This is supposed to eat away at my memory in the end," Iram Leon told the Beaumont Enterprise of the cancer in his left temporal lobe. "But I hope this memory is one of the last things to go and one she never loses."
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