By Molly Chapple
At age 57, Dick James weighed nearly 300 pounds and was fearful that he might lose both his legs from Adult Onset Diabetes. Three years later and 125 pounds lighter, those thankful legs crossed the finish line at the Lincoln National Guard Marathon.
Dick, of rural Verdon, competed in the marathon May 4 and got third in his age group of 19 competitors. He ran the full 26 miles in 4 hours, 8 minutes, and 32 seconds. His previous time, which he ran at age 20, was three minutes and 16 seconds more.
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