The Boston Marathon is always full of great and inspiring stories, but one of them stood out from them all on Monday.
One such runner during Monday’s marathon was Micah Herndon, a Marine who was running to pay tribute to three Marines he not only served alongside, but he was the only survivor during an attack in Afghanistan in 2010.
The Record-Courier in Ohio has more details of his inspiring story:
“I run in honor of them,” Herndon said. “They are not here anymore. I am here, and I am able. I am lucky to still have all my limbs. I can still be active. I find fuel in the simple idea that I can run. Some cannot.
“If I get a heat cramp while running or my feet hurt or I am getting exhausted, I just keep saying their names out loud to myself. They went through much worse, so I run for them and their families.”
Once he got close to the end, his body started to give out, but he wouldn’t give up:
Herndon crossed the finish line in an impressive time of 3:38.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.