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Man In Wheelchair Gets Chance To Run Tri-Cities Marathon

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RICHLAND, WA -That feeling of accomplishment after running a marathon is one that not everyone gets to experience in his or her lifetime, but this weekend one local man will get that gift.

Chucky Maugh is confined to a wheelchair that he needs others to push due to his severe cerebral palsy. He will be participating in the Tri-Cities marathon on Sunday. He will be in a category of his own. Each mile volunteers from across the Tri-Cities will take a turn to push Chucky in his chair. The chair is specially designed to strap Chucky in and keep him safe and it was bought with donations from the community.

"I want him to feel that wind in his face, the joy, the pride knowing that he accomplished something," said Megan Fort, Chucky's Friend and a member of Arc of the Tri-Cities.

The Boston Marathon qualifying run is this Sunday starting at 8 a.m. from the Shilo Inn in Richland. NBC Right Now will be there to capture Chucky's marathon run and his special finish line crossing.