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71-yr-old cancer patients runs marathons 50 states

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A Minnesota man diagnosed with an incurable cancer is on the verge of running marathons in all 50 states. Seventy-one-year-old Don Wright says he will reach his goal Sunday in Honolulu.

Wright says, "My family and I have been running marathons in every state and that's been our goal and we've run marathons now in 49 of the 50 states. The diagnosis for my cancer was a three to five year median survival. It feels like when I'm running along in a marathon, I'm just sticking my finger in right in that cancer's eye."

Wright had a type of blood cancer. He says he's been able to control his battle thanks to a drug that's being used in clinical trials. And he says he'll keep running as long as he can.

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