An almost-recovered Brandon Cumby ponders his upcoming 26.2-mile race: Danny Fulgencio

An almost-recovered Brandon Cumby ponders his upcoming 26.2-mile race: Danny Fulgencio

Brandon Cumby‘s story is nothing short of inspiring. In August of 2012, the White Rock-area runner’s plans to race in the Dallas Marathon came to a halt after a tragic accident.

While climbing a tree to retrieve a friend’s remote-control helicopter, Cumby was injured when he slipped and was electrocuted by power lines around the tree. He fell around 20 feet—a fall that resulted in internal bleeding, broken ribs and a slim chance he’d ever run again.

Fast forward to 2013 when the Advocate spoke with Cumby as he was once again training for the Dallas Marathon. He had gone from barely completing a 5K to finishing a 21-mile training run with one of the running club’s pace groups.

And as Cumby put it, “I am just going to concentrate on finishing the race.”


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