At Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, Brian struggled with knee issues and needed to walk a long way, but he was running when he finished.


Standing with his son, Hunter (left), 16, a Buffalo High School sophomore, and wife, Jennifer (right), Brian (center) said Jennifer inspired him.


A member of the Act FAST run team, Brian said FAST stands for: Facial drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 911.


A runner for only a year, Brian has a nice collection of ribbons and medallions from the races he has completed.  (Photos courtesy of Brian Malinski)