Boston Marathon 2019: Former US Navy crawls across the finish line

& # 39; True grit & # 39 ;: Former US Marine CRAWLS across Boston Marathon finish line to race in 3 hours and 38 minutes as a tribute to three comrades killed in Afghanistan

  • Micah Herndon, from Tallmadge, Ohio, forced to cross the Boston finish
  • When his legs were after mile 22, Micah sat down on hands and knees
  • The former navy ran in the memory of three fallen comrades who died in 2010
  • Despite the pain, he went on and recited his names in his head as he ran

A former soldier who fought with PTSD was forced to crawl to the finish line of the Boston Marathon after his legs collapsed.

Micah Herndon, from Tallmadge, Ohio, served in Afghanistan in 2010 and rode the 26.2 miles in three hours and 38 minutes to remember three comrades he had lost in battle.

But at 22 miles his legs ran away and Micah was forced to crawl slowly and painfully across the finish line.

Micah Herndon, from Tallmadge, Ohio, served in Afghanistan in 2010 and rode the 26.2 miles to remember three comrades he lost in the fight

Micah Herndon, from Tallmadge, Ohio, served in Afghanistan in 2010 and rode the 26.2 miles to remember three comrades he lost in the fight

Micah Herndon with his wife Sarah. As soon as he reached the end of the marathon, he was taken to a wheelchair and given medical attention

Micah Herndon with his wife Sarah. As soon as he reached the end of the marathon, he was taken to a wheelchair and given medical attention

Micah Herndon with his wife Sarah. As soon as he reached the end of the marathon, he was taken to a wheelchair and given medical attention

Herndon lost three comrades during fighting in Afghanistan in 2010

Herndon lost three comrades during fighting in Afghanistan in 2010

Herndon lost three comrades during fighting in Afghanistan in 2010

And while other runners passing by celebrated crossing the border, the painful but determined expression on Micha & # 39; s face showed a completely different experience.

As soon as he reached the end of the marathon, he was taken to a wheelchair and given medical attention.

Micah was tagged on his running shoes with the names of the men lost during the Afghanistan attack. Mark Juarez, Matthew Ballard and Rupert Hamer died in 2010.

And as he ran, he said their names in his head to keep him alive.

& # 39; I walk in honor of them, & # 39; Herndon told the Record Courier. & # 39; They are no longer here. I am here and I am capable. I am lucky that I still have all my limbs. I can still be active. I find fuel in the simple idea that I can run. Some can't. & # 39;

Micah was tagged on his running shoes with the names of the men lost during the Afghanistan attack. Mark Juarez, Matthew Ballard and Rupert Hamer died in 2010

Micah was tagged on his running shoes with the names of the men lost during the Afghanistan attack. Mark Juarez, Matthew Ballard and Rupert Hamer died in 2010

Micah was tagged on his running shoes with the names of the men lost during the Afghanistan attack. Mark Juarez, Matthew Ballard and Rupert Hamer died in 2010

Micah crossed the finish line with a time of three hours and 38 minutes after being forced to slow down to a crawl towards the end of the race

Micah crossed the finish line with a time of three hours and 38 minutes after being forced to slow down to a crawl towards the end of the race

Micah crossed the finish line with a time of three hours and 38 minutes after being forced to slow down to a crawl towards the end of the race

Damage to their vehicle after it was hit. Micah crossed the finish line with a time of three hours and 38 minutes after being forced to slow down to a crawl towards the end of the race

Damage to their vehicle after it was hit. Micah crossed the finish line with a time of three hours and 38 minutes after being forced to slow down to a crawl towards the end of the race

Damage to their vehicle after it was hit. Micah crossed the finish line with a time of three hours and 38 minutes after being forced to slow down to a crawl towards the end of the race

& # 39; I feel like I am not running, I am doing something wrong with my life.

& # 39; If I get a heat wave while running or my feet hurt or I get exhausted, I just keep saying to myself aloud.

& # 39; They went much worse, so I ran for them and their families. & # 39;

Micah crossed the finish line with a time of three hours and 38 minutes after being forced to slow down to a crawl towards the end of the race.

& # 39; Determination and grit at its best. War and athletic hero & # 39; wrote the maker who made the video of the finish stands.

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