Man finished Chicago Marathon in 17 hours

  • The man who stood last in the Chicago Marathon may be a winner in his own right; The 38-year old is suffering from muscular dystrophy but made sure to finish the race. 

    Maickel Melamed took 16 hours and 46 minutes but successfully finished the marathon at 1 am surrounded by about 100 audience. 

    He has already finished marathons in New York and Berlin and plans on tackling the ones in Tokyo and Boston in the future. 

    "If you dream it, make it happen," he said. "Your life is the most beautiful thing that could happen to you. Make the best with that, and share the best of that."

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