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Monday, April 14, 2014

Vet with no left leg to run in Boston Marathon

Children surround marathoner Edward Lychik after he gave an inspiring talk to fifth and sixth graders at Maplewood Elementary School in Puyallup. The combat veteran's left leg had been amputated at the hip socket, and doctors had told him if he walked again, it would be on crutches. Lychik ignored that diagnosis.