Maickel Melamed, a motivational speaker born with a rare form of muscular dystrophy, is the last person to cross the Boston Marathon finish line. In an amazing feat, he finished the race at roughly 5 am, 20 hours after his race began.

What is even more amazing is how this is his fifth marathon: he previously ran Berlin, Chicago, New York and Tokyo. But Boston will be his last one and he finished with it for a specific reason: he was brought to the Boston Children’s Hospital as a kid, which saved his life.

The craziest portion of this incredibly motivating tale were the conditions that he had to push through: heavy rain and wind with the occasional thunder storm. “The wind, the rain, the distance, the cold, everything today was overcome,” Melamed told reporters at the finish line.


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For a man with a condition that several limits his mobility to finish a marathon, it truly shows anything is possible with the right mindset.

h/t: CBS Boston

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