A Chicago man ran the Boston Marathon with a cow heart valve 11 weeks after open-heart surgery. 13 years later, he’s running for another milestone.

He’s about to run his 40th Boston Marathon — the first person from Illinois to do that.

Also, he has a cow valve in his heart.

A Chicago man ran the Boston Marathon with a cow heart valve 11 weeks after open-heart surgery. 13 years later, he’s running for another milestone.

Cow heart-valve recipient Mark Buciak is out to become the first Illinois competitor to finish 40 straight Boston Marathons.


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