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Former San Quentin Prison inmate completed Boston Marathon in 2 hours and 52 minutes.

Everyone in life makes mistakes. Some mistakes are bigger than others while some leave people wishing they could take it all back. But when mistakes are life-altering it can really take a toll on your mental health and your future.

Markelle Taylor made a fatal mistake that landed him in San Quentin State Prison for nearly two decades serving an 18 year sentence for second-degree murder. While he was serving his time, he joined the track team and excelled under the tutelage of the volunteer coaches. According to CBS News, Taylor became such an exceptional runner that he quickly earned the nickname, "The Gazelle of San Quentin."

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