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April 04, 2012

Running The Cystic Fibrosis Marathon

Doug Ornoff, like most triathletes, runs to compete. But for him, it’s also daily medicine: He was born with cystic fibrosis, a disease that creates mucus in his respiratory tract, and physical activity helps clear his lungs. Ornoff, 27, also trains in another way: he’s studying at the University of North Carolina to be a physician and scientist, researching treatments for his illness. The university hosts a renown cystic fibrosis research center, and Ornoff researches for professor Nancy Allbritton.

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