UW Medicine patient walks Seattle Marathon in 11 hours

Oxygen tanks in tow, Evans Wilson completes 26.2 miles despite terminal lung condition

KOMO News  |  Updated 12:45 PM, 11.30.2016

Posted in: Healthcare

  • Evans Wilson and his wife, Alicia, were joined Nov. 27 by another marathon participant, Julia Lager-Mesulam (at rear), whose father died of pulmonary fibrosis. KOMO News

Evans Wilson, a man with a terminal lung disease, finished the Seattle Marathon on Nov. 27 in 10 hours, 55 minutes.

Wilson, a one-time competitive runner, was raising funds for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. He was connected to a rolling oxygen tank, one of three that accompanied him during the race. 

Wilson has lived with pumonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension for about five years. He is a patient of Dr. Ganesh Raghu, a UW Medicine expert in lung disease. 

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