Maickel Melamed

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Maickel Melamed
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Maickel Melamed in Campus Party 2013
Personal information
Born (1975-04-27) April 27, 1975 (age 42)
Caracas, Venezuela
Height 1.6 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 57 kg (126 lb)
Country  Venezuela
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Marathon

Michael Melamed (born 27 April 1975 in Caracas) is a Venezuelan long-distance runner, motivational speaker, financing coach, teacher in philosophy and physiotherapist. Despite being physically disabled from low muscle tone,[1] he has completed the New York City Marathon, Berlin Marathon, Chicago Marathon and the Boston Marathon.[2][3] Melamed has also climbed Venezuela's highest mountain, Pico Bolívar. As a consequence of complicated delivery due to nuchal cord, Melamed has generalized muscle hypotonia.[4]

Melamed is an economist graduated from Caracas' Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, a Gestalt Psychotherapist and in 2012 received an honorary degree from Valencia's Universidad Tecnológica del Centro.