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Man Paralyzed in Bike Crash to Run Half Marathon With His Surgeon

A runner who was told he might never walk again is training for a 13-mile race, along with the surgeon who delivered the bad news to him then rebuilt his shattered spine. Dean Otto met Dr. Matt McGirt last September after he was knocked from his bike. Still conscious, Otto looked up at the neurosurgeon and said, "I'll run a half marathon with you and I'll whip ya." They will run together next month.'s Leigh Scheps ( has more.
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