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Dad wins 3 marathons in 8 days; winnings to help ailing son

BATH, N.Y. -- A New York man who recently won three marathons in three states in eight days says his winnings will go toward paying his infant son's medical bills for a developmental congenital disorder.

The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports that 29-year-old Bryan Morseman of Bath in Steuben County started his streak March 14 when he won the Montgomery Marathon in Alabama. The next morning, he ran in the Tobacco Road Marathon in Cary, North Carolina, because it was on the way home and won that race.

A week later, he took first place in the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach.

The three victories brought him $5,750 in winnings, all of which he'll put toward 9-month-old Leeim's treatments for spina bifida. He and his wife also have a 2-year-old son.

"Every time I'm in a race I think of him and how my pain is nothing compared to what he has gone through," Morseman told the newspaper. "He gives me the energy shot to pick me up and carry me through to the finish."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.