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Adam Gorlitsky is paralyzed from the waist down, yet that didn’t stop him from completing 17.2 miles during the Los Angeles Marathon.

Gorlitsky is the CEO and founder of I Got Legs, which is a company that builds ReWalk robotic exoskeletons for paralyzed people like himself. He utilized one of these devices during the Los Angeles Marathon.

Though Gorlitsky didn’t complete the full marathon, he was able to accomplish something that seems impossible. It was a brutal journey, however, that took two days and 28 hours worth of blood, sweat and tears.

He started the marathon at midnight Friday night at Dodger Stadium, then walked 19 hours straight to reach the 11-mile marker. Then on Sunday, he returned to the course, starting at the 20-mile marker and walking another nine hours to get to the finish line, 6.2 miles later.

What a remarkable story, and man. Just an incredible show of determination, passion, and ingenuity.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.