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Jason Pisano, 40, completed 50 marathons in wheelchair

Updated: June 5, 2012 11:43AM

WARWICK, R.I. — A West Warwick man who completed more than 50 marathons in his wheelchair and inspired others with disabilities has died after a choking episode. He was 40.

Jason Pisano died Monday night at Kent Hospital. His longtime coach, Paul Tetreault, told the Providence Journal that Mr. Pisano had a choking episode last week and suffered severe brain damage after being without oxygen for a significant time. His family decided to take him off a ventilator Monday night.

It was less than two weeks ago that Mr. Pisano completed the Boston Marathon in just over 12 hours.


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