Tomorrow night ESPN’s award winning doc series—E:60—will feature a segment on Iram Leon of Austin. Leon, who has brain cancer, runs almost all the races in Austin pushing his daughter Kiana in a baby jogger. He’s been pushing her in races in the stroller since he was first diagnosed with brain cancer five years ago even though Kiana is now eight.
E:60 will be on ESPN tomorrow night (Tuesday) at 8:30 pm, Austin time in the segment titled, “Remember Me,” narrated by Tom Rinaldi.
Leon, who is the new president of the Austin Runners Club, has an inoperable tumor in his brain. He’s already outlived the prognosis for most patients with this type of brain cancer and continues to race and train. Leon, who will turn 35 on Saturday, was filmed by the ESPN crew at various races over the past year as well as his doctor appointments and playing frisbee with Kiana.
In the trailer for the show (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hEgQbQNvkg), Leon says: “There’s two questions I ask: ‘Can I keep running and am I still fit to raise a kid? Because one’s how I get through a day, the other is why.’”