Runner with muscular dystrophy finishes Boston Marathon!

This is truly a story of inspriation... 39 year-old Maickel Melamed, a Venezuelan man with Muscular Dystrophy completes Boston Marathon after 20 hours of rain, wind and cold.

Boston is still strong, he said after finishing the race and hopes to give inspiration to others.

He was honored at City Hall on Tuesday after enduring about 20 hours of sometimes drenching rain, wind and cold to complete the Boston Marathon in the early morning hours.

Boston marks the fifth marathon Melamed has completed, including Chicago, New York, Berlin and Tokyo. He says Boston holds a special place for him because it’s where his parents brought him as a child for medical treatment.

“It was real tough,” he said. “Especially around mile 24. But my physical trainers came up with an amazing way to keep going. I’d rest 10 seconds, then (take) four to six steps. It was a real exciting way to finish.”

By way of comparison, the winner of the Boston Marathon, 25-year-old Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa, completed the race Monday in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 17 seconds.

A beautiful example of not letting one thing define you and persevering through the tough times.

This guy finished last in The Boston Marathon... but he totally stole the show. Congrats!!
Posted by The Daily Share on Tuesday, April 21, 2015