Raw: Man With Muscular Dystrophy Runs Marathon
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A man with muscular dystrophy was the last runner to cross the finish line of the Chicago Marathon _ nearly 17 hours after he started the race. Maickel Melamed made it across the finish line of the 26.2-mile race at 1:30 a.m. Monday. (Oct. 14)

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KEN HERZLICH - COURTESY KEN HERZLICH, EMBARGO CHICAGOChicago, Illinois - October 14, 20131. Wide of Maickel Melamed walking with crowd2. Close of Maickel Melamed walking3. Mid of Maickel Melamed walking 4. Wide of crowd cheering Melamed5. Mid of Maickel Melamed crossing finish line and getting medal6. SOUNDBITE (English) Maickel Melamed, Finished Chicago Marathon:"How I feel? A little tired after 16 hours of really great effort with a marvelous team that make me the human that I am."7. Mid of Maickel Melamed with supporters after race8. SOUNDBITE (English) Maickel Melamed, Finished Chicago Marathon:"When you give it all, you feel peace inside. So that's my desire for everyone. Giving it all and you will feel real peace inside of you."9. Mid of Maickel Melamad with supporters after race10. SOUNDBITE (English) Maickel Melamed, Finished Chicago Marahon:"I'm just trying to make an example of the possibility that they have with their life."11. Mid of Maickel Melamed with supporters after raceSTORYLINE:A man with muscular dystrophy was the last runner to cross the finish line of the Chicago Marathon _ nearly 17 hours after he started the race.Thirty-eight-year-old Maickel Melamed of Venezuela made it across the finish line of the 26.2-mile race at 1:30 a.m. Monday. About 100 people cheered him on as he finished.Melamed started running marathons two years ago and has competed in marathons in Berlin and New York City. His time for the Chicago Marathon was 16 hours and 46 minutes.The winner was Kenyan Dennis Kimetto, who finished the course in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 45 seconds.(****END****)