Terminally-ill man runs Seattle Marathon

SEATTLE, Wash. (WHDH) — A terminally-ill man hoping to raise awareness for his disease completed the Seattle Marathon on Sunday.

Evans Wilson, a former competitive runner, ran all 26.2 miles with his wife Alicia and his oxygen tanks by his side. Wilson has pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension, which have left his lungs scarred. He has survived with both diseases for the past five years when most patients only make it to three.

Wilson said he ran the race to raise awareness about pulmonary fibrosis and raise money for a cure. Another runner who lose her father to pulmonary fibrosis joined up with the Wilsons to show her support.

Wilson completed the marathon in 11 hours, saying he felt good afterwards.

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