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Marathon Winner With Brain Cancer Who Pushed His Daughter's Stroller Opens Up About His Life!

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Last week, we introduced you guys to Iram Leon.

Iram won a marathon, regardless of being 32 and having no shot at winning. You see, he has brain cancer — an extremely rare brain cancer, that will soon leave him unable to care for his daughter or himself within the next eight years. The effects are already starting to show, including speech loss and seizures, and he has even had to teach his daughter emergency drills is something happens when they're alone together!

Not only did he win that marathon against all odds, but he also did it while pushing his daughter in a stroller!

Here's what he says about his life:

“If you ask my doctors those are always my two questions. Am I still fit to raise a kid and am I still fit to keep running? Because one is why I get through the day and the other one’s how.

“If you woke up with a princess in your house every day there’s no way to not be happy. My daughter and I have planted a garden. I paint my toenails with her all the time. I go and have lunch with her twice a week at school and volunteer to read to the kids in her class. I revolve my life around her."

Before The Gusher Marathon, he was never successful in getting a marathon to let him run with the stroller, until he tried a new tactic:

“I never tried to play ‘the cancer’ card. It’s pretty obvious. You’re going to get in people’s way a lot more and [they worry about] if the kid falls. I understand this. I have no objections to that rule. I just thought I’d try.”

He was allowed in, of course, AND WON!

In the end, the Sports Society for American Health, which hosts the Gusher Marathon, has now set up a college fund for Kiana with a goal of raising $30,000 — and we're sure that Iram couldn't be happier!

Congrats again, Iram! Your daughter is soooo precious!

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