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Cystic fibrosis patient hopes to inspire at Toronto Marathon

About 25,000 runners will be at the starting line in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday, but just getting there will be a victory for Rob Burch.

Runner waiting for double-lung transplant

Inspiring story of a Toronto marathon participant who is waiting for a double lung transplant. 1:59

About 25,000 runners will be at the starting line in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday, but just getting there will be a victory for Rob Burtch.

The 35-year-old with cystic fibrosis is on the waiting list for a double-lung transplant. He hopes to complete his five-kilometre walk — with his oxygen tank strapped to his back — in about an hour, while also raising awareness and donations for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Watch the video above as CBC News reporter Debbie Lightle-Quan has more on this inspiring story.

You can catch the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon live Sunday at 8:15 a.m. ET on cbcports.ca.

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