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A new record has been set by a participant in the New York City Marathon. Jimmy Jenson is the first person with Down syndrome to cross the finish line, the Today Show reports.

The 48-year-old from Los Angeles completed the race along side his close friend, Jennifer Davis. The two met 12 years prior through a program called Best Buddies that connects those with intellectual disabilities with those without.

After completing the marathon in just over eight hours, Jenson stayed at the finish line to encourage runners behind him to not give up and to finish the race.

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Gunhild Swanson crosses the finish line of the 2015 Western States 100 6 seconds before the 30 hour cutoff to become the oldest finisher (70) in the history of the race.
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To be sure, running from zombies would be the only way you could get me to run. These guys are on to something...

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Claire Lomas became the first paralyzed woman to complete the London Marathon in a bionic suit. Check the via link for the full story!

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At 100 years old Fauja Singh is the oldest person to finish a marathon, setting the record at the Toronto Waterfront marathon. The feat took him eight hours and twenty five minutes. Check for more information in the via link!

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The Zombie Walk of Mexico City set records this last Sunday, drawing in somewhere between nine and ten thousand participants in the largest walk ever. Check out some pictures from the event in the gallery below!