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Physician runs Marathon in memory of two people

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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.


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