Micah Herndon, a 31 year old marine, ran the Boston Marathon in honor of three men he served alongside who were killed in Afghanistan after their vehicle was hit by an IED.

Herndon ran his first marathon in 3 hours and 38 minutes, but can be seen in the video below dragging himself to the finish. He told CBS Boston “I’m doing this on my own”.


HerndonĀ  said he focused on the three soldiers he was running for and kept repeating their names. His orange Nike sneakersĀ also featured their names.

-Nicole Siberry