31 May '16, 5pm

A man born without arms or legs finished his first marathon this weekend:

Koch had completed shorter races, but Calgary was his first full marathon. He raced for Calgary’s Inn From the Cold , a homeless shelter for families and children, and was able to raise $4,000 for the shelter. Koch found overwhelming support throughout his race. “I came up along one lady who started crying when she saw me,” Koch said. “She said, ‘I was hoping I would get a chance to see you.’ We pushed each other to keep going.” In the final miles, Koch drew on cheers from his family and girlfriend, Ally Iseman. “I was overwhelmed by emotion when I saw him turn the bend before the finish,” Iseman told Runner’s World . “It was all I could do not to run out and tackle him on the course. When he did cross, I just about knocked him over.” “I was really feeling it in my ankle for that last stretch,” Koch said. “The shoe I wear on my right foot is leather and not supportive enou...

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