A Los Angeles man is proving paralysis doesn’t have to keep you out of the race. Adam Gorlitsky participated in the Los Angeles Marathon over the weekend by walking with a robotic brace.
Gorlitsky is the first American paraplegic to ever walk a full marathon. The former track and field runner has been wheelchair bound for 13 years after a spinal cord injury. City officials gave him special waiver to walk the 26-mile marathon over 36 hours. He says he was determined to finish to raise awareness for his non-profit I Got Legs, which helps people with disabilities feel empowered and able-bodied.