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Canada: Man without arms and legs completes Calgary marathon01:26

Canada: Man without arms and legs completes Calgary marathon

Canada, Calgary
May 30, 2016 at 00:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

Despite being born without arms and legs Chris Koch participated and finished the 52nd Scotiabank Calgary Marathon at the Stampede Park in the western Canadian province of Alberta, Sunday.

Koch and his girlfriend Ally Iseman used the race to raise money for a clean water initiative in Zambia.

Despite his physical limitations, Koch managed to complete the 42.2-kilometre distance (26.2 miles) in four hours and 28 minutes with the help of his longboard.

"It was a lot of fun. Pretty tired but a lot of fun," said Koch, before adding "its just about pushing yourself and making the most of whatever situation you are in."

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon attracted more than 10,000 runners this year and raised $750,000 (€675,000) for some 85 local charity projects and initiatives. Besides the marathon, the event offered ultramarathon (50 kilometres /31 miles), a half marathon (21.2 kilometres/13.1 miles) as well as a race for kids.

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Despite being born without arms and legs Chris Koch participated and finished the 52nd Scotiabank Calgary Marathon at the Stampede Park in the western Canadian province of Alberta, Sunday.

Koch and his girlfriend Ally Iseman used the race to raise money for a clean water initiative in Zambia.

Despite his physical limitations, Koch managed to complete the 42.2-kilometre distance (26.2 miles) in four hours and 28 minutes with the help of his longboard.

"It was a lot of fun. Pretty tired but a lot of fun," said Koch, before adding "its just about pushing yourself and making the most of whatever situation you are in."

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon attracted more than 10,000 runners this year and raised $750,000 (€675,000) for some 85 local charity projects and initiatives. Besides the marathon, the event offered ultramarathon (50 kilometres /31 miles), a half marathon (21.2 kilometres/13.1 miles) as well as a race for kids.

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