Beating the odds: Cancer survivor to run 600th marathon

You read that right, 600 marathons. If you've ever run a marathon you know how incredibly challenging it can be. Some runners hit the halfway point and can't take another step. Others get to within the last couple of miles of the 26.2 miles and have reached the point of extreme exhaustion. Some collapse. Now imagine doing that 600 times, sometimes back to back. Incredible, right?

Now imagine doing it while battling stage 4 prostate cancer.

A word. Inspiring.

In partnership with USA Today's good news brand Humankind, 5 Things brings you the story of Tom Perri a 60 year old from Maple Grove, Minnesota who beat cancer and is preparing to run his 600th marathon later this month.

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