Alabama Firefighter Fractures Leg Running Tennessee Marathon in Full Gear

  • Source: Firehouse
  • Published: 12/06/2016 12:00 AM

Manuel Jimenez was four miles short of finishing a charity marathon in Memphis, Tennessee, on Saturday when a doctor pulled him from the race after noticing the paramedic firefighter from Northport was struggling to stay on his feet. No one could fault Jimenez for being fatigued -- he'd just run 22 miles wearing his full, 60-pound set of firefighting gear in an effort to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital -- but the doctor suspected there was more to it than that.


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