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Raisin finishes his first marathon

Saul Raisin poses before the start

Saul Raisin poses before the start (Image credit: Jason Goldberg)

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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Images by Jason Goldberg