Raisin finishes his first marathon

Saul Raisin has finished his first marathon after only around five weeks of training. He ran the New...

Saul Raisin has finished his first marathon after only around five weeks of training. He ran the New York event in 4:27:10 and achieved his goal to run the marathon without walking.

It was an emotional day for Raisin, a day that he ranks up there with learning to walk again and riding his bike on the road for the first time after his accident.

In the absence of two-time participant Lance Armstrong, former cyclist Stephen Roche ran the 42.195 kilometres. Roche clocked in some six minutes ahead of Raisin, in 4:21:09.

Raisin will now prepare to do the Ironman. (Contributed by Jason Goldberg)

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