Nightly News   |  October 14, 2013

After more than 16 hours, Chicago Marathon runner finishes race

A man with a rare medical condition showed great determination during the Chicago Marathon, never giving up despite finishing hours after everybody else. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> and this weekend's profile in courage was michael melametta, a 3-year-old venezuelan with a rare medical condition limiting his medical strength. he finished the chicago marathon after 16 hours, 46 minutes, crossing the line after 1:00 a.m ., a full six hours after the last of the 40,000 runners crossed the line. about 100 people stayed up to cheer him on. by the time he finished the race, each the timing mechanism had been dismantled at the finish line .