Video: Runner with terminal cancer wins marathon while pushing daughter
Iram Leon said he did not want to be on his death bed regretting not spending enough time with his child
By Kerry McDermott
BEAUMONT, Texas — A terminally ill father made sure his biggest supporter was with him every step of the way as he won a marathon - by pushing his six-year-old daughter in her pram along the entire 26-mile route.
Iram Leon, 32, was first over the finish line at the Gusher Marathon in Texas with a time of three hours, seven minutes, and 35 seconds, but insisted he 'came in second' behind daughter Kiana. But Mr Leon had a battle on his hands to get the pair their first joint marathon medal even before the race began, as prams are not typically permitted on the lengthy routes.
Keen runner Mr Leon, who was diagnosed with brain cancer shortly after turning 30, has already completed half a dozen races with Kiana, after deciding he no longer wanted to compete without taking his 'princess' along.