Cancer Patient Completes Marathon

Brian Fugere had already run the Boston Marathon once when he was stricken with a cancer called synovial sarcoma in 2005. He had part of lung removed and began chemotherapy at Kaiser Walnut Creek Hospital in California. He didn't like being confined to a hospital and wanted to stay in shape.
"So, I started moving," Fugere said. "I did one, then two, then three, then four, then five laps. Then I started measuring the distance of a lap around the cancer ward and figured out it would take 144 laps to do a marathon.

"So then I figured, why not?"

Fugere called his hallway odyssey the "Box of Chocolates Marathon," borrowing a line from Forrest Gump. ("Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.")

"I want to show other chemo patients that you don't have to accept the notion of lying in bed all day getting liquid Drano pumped into you," Fugere said the week of the marathon. "Well, you do need to get the liquid Drano -- you just don't need to take it lying down."

Fugere had to drag his IV pole along with him as he began his marathon. Read the entire story at CNN. Link

(Image credit: Kat Wade/San Francisco Chronicle/Corbis)

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I have a hard time believing his math...

Marathon equals 26 miles and 385 yards.

Which is equal to (26x5280)+(385x3)=137280+1155=138435 feet.

So 138435 feet divided by 144 laps = 961.35 feet per lap.

That is one BIG cancer ward.
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