"It's like a miracle": Portland man returns to finish Vancouver marathon that nearly killed him last time (St. Paul's Hospital)

By all accounts, Mark McGirr should be dead. Instead, the 62-year-old man is preparing to run yet another half marathon this coming weekend.

“No fear. Unlimited. Those are my tag lines. It’s got me in trouble a few times but it’s the only way to live,” he said.

Paramedics rushed McGirr to St. Paul’s Hospital, one of the best heart centres in the province, while Jay and Finamore finished the marathon.

Stephanie Ip reports.

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