Patient with incurable cancer runs marathon in every state

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Posted on December 10, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 27 at 3:17 AM

A Minnesota man who has incurable cancer hits a big milestone.

Seventy-one-year-old Don Wright reached his goal of running marathons in all 50 states. He hit 50 this Sunday in Honolulu.

“My family and I have been running marathons in every state, and that's been our goal, and we've run marathons now in 49 of the 50 states,” Wright said before the race on Sunday, “The diagnosis for my cancer was a three to five-year median survival. It feels like when I'm running along in a marathon, I'm just sticking my finger right in that cancer's eye.”
 
Wright has a type of blood cancer.

He says he's been able to control his battle thanks to a drug that's being used in clinical trials.
And, he says he'll keep running as long as he can.
 

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