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New York City Marathon: Inspirational Runner Finishes Race

11/07/2011 04:44 pm ET | Updated Jan 07, 2012

More than 40 years after its inception, the New York City Marathon on Sunday beckoned another legion of runners to test themselves. For many runners, it was a test of physicality. But for Maickel Melamed, it was a mental test to overcome a struggle that resulted from a birth defect 36 years ago.

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