The medal at the end of a full or half marathon rewards a runners' hard work. But Wednesday, one athlete gave his medal away.
The non-profit Medals 4 Mettle facilitates the gifting of marathon, half marathon and triathlon finisher' medals to those fighting and beating life-threatening illness.
Runner Andrew Brice knew just where to take his: The Blank Children's Hospital.
There, Zac and his family were celebrating the completion of his cancer treatment with cake and gifts. Little did Zac know, he'd get a real medal for completing his own marathon.
Brice said, “I trained for this race, but in essence, his cancer treatment was the race, and it’s probably much harder race than any half marathon or any full marathon.”
If you'd like information on volunteering, go to the website medals4mettle.org.