Physician runs Marathon in memory of two people - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Physician runs Marathon in memory of two people

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • UPS to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers

    UPS to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:19:12 GMT
    UPS said it expects to hire approximately 90,000 to 95,000 seasonal employees to handle increased demand for package deliveries over the holiday season.More >>
    UPS said it expects to hire approximately 90,000 to 95,000 seasonal employees to handle increased demand for package deliveries over the holiday season.More >>
  • Local artists auction work to benefit Albany Humane Society

    Local artists auction work to benefit Albany Humane Society

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:07 AM EDT2014-09-16 08:07:28 GMT
    Animal lovers can give back to the Albany Humane Society in a very unique way. Local artists will be auctioning off their work to benefit the non-profit organization through Artists for Animals. More >>
    Animal lovers can give back to the Albany Humane Society in a very unique way. Local artists will be auctioning off their work to benefit the non-profit organization through Artists for Animals. 
    More >>
  • Worth County is Camera Ready

    Worth County is Camera Ready

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:50:56 GMT
    Karen Rackley, Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce Executive DirectorKaren Rackley, Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
    Every county in Georgia is now camera ready.Worth County is one of the final 20 counties that just earned the designation meant to show television and movie producers that local communities are able and willing to help them. More >>
    Every county in Georgia is now camera ready.Worth County is one of the final 20 counties that just earned the designation meant to show television and movie producers that local communities are able and willing to help them. More >>

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Albany Hematologist/Oncologist Dr. Jose Tongol will run the Snicker's Marathon on behalf of his former patient, Sara Underdown who died of cancer.

He will wear the number of another runner who collapsed and died during another marathon race.

"I think its a good thing for you to exercise," said Tongol. "And I like to train hard. Sara Underdown died, she was my patient. We dedicated this marathon to her. I heard about a runner who was supposed to come to Albany and on mile 23 he died. The family is coming here. We surprised them by me running his number, and giving the medals to them."

The Snickers Marathon Energy Marathon starts at 7:00AM Saturday.


©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.