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Running Past the Barriers: Maickel Melamed

Maickel Melamed is an accomplished marathon runner. Melamed also suffers from muscular dystrophy. The Venezuelan native was given just days to live after his diagnosis.

Instead of letting that defeat him, however, he’s fought through and has celebrated multiple birthdays. Along the way, Melamed has completed the Chicago Marathon, the New York City Marathon and the Berlin Marathon. He is currently prepping for his next long distance race to be held in Tokyo, and is looking to tackle the famed Boston Marathon after that.

The inspirational figure joined the hosts of The Morning Show on Fusion to tell his story.

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