Boston Marathon

Watch this runner fight through pain to finish the Boston Marathon

Yet another reminder that running 26.2 miles is an extreme physical achievement.

According to his bib number, the videoed runner is Michel Rojkind, a prominent architect from Mexico City, who collapsed against the barricades mere feet from the Boston Marathon finish line.

After another runner helped pull the 46-year-old Rojkind to his feet, Marathon personnel lifted his arms, assisting him as he labored his way to the finish. Upon crossing the line, Rojkind raised a hand before falling again beneath his own weight.

Nevertheless, he finished in a net time of 3 hours, 6 minutes, and 10 seconds.


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