Cameron Lyle, a University of New Hampshire shot-putter, is donating bone marrow to someone he's never met. The strain of the procedure will cause him to miss the last few meets of his senior season, including the America East championships:
For every person who bombs a marathon, there are 10 people like this. Probably more.
Mod edit: Put the original Eagle Tribune link in place of BR since they literally did nothing other than rephrase certain unimportant aspects of the original article and copied the rest. JGB.