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Man Injects Himself With Ebola, Then Runs Marathon!!!

A man was deliberately injected with the deadly Ebola virus in order to find a cure but rather than rest up afterwards, he decided to run a marathon.

Peter Hubbard was not contagious when he was allowed to go on the run after being injected with elements of the disease on September 9.

‘I feel great, yeah. In fact, I couldn’t tell where the injection site was thirty minutes after it. I ran a marathon on Sunday. I’m alive and kicking,’ the 35-year-old said while at his Virginia apartment in the United States.

Man deliberately gets injected with Ebola, then runs marathon
The Ebola outbreak has killed thousands of people so far (Picture: PA)

Mr Hubbard is part of a low risk trial being ran at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH).

It involves him taking a vaccine developed in partnership with GlaxoSmithKline.

This isn’t the first time Mr Hubbard has helped out with the study of deadly diseases.

He previously volunteered to test HIV, H1N1 and malaria vaccines.

He added: ‘I do have a joke that, that with all of these vaccine trials that I’ve done, that if plague and pestilence were to sweep throughout the land, I’d be the last man standing.’

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