'Survivor's' Ethan Zohn runs NYC marathon despite cancer return
Still, he wasn't going to let it stop him from achieving a goal he set for himself just after they were eliminated from "Amazing Race" -- and on Sunday (Nov. 6) he ran the New York City marathon. He tells People he had "no hesitation whatsoever that I would still run in the marathon, but a lot of other people did.
He's on a specific type of chemotherapy -- SGN-35 -- which only targets the cancer. "If I was on the other type of chemo, I wouldn't be able to run," he says. "This drug came out while I was in remission. Everyone who is running has a cause and I'm living proof that it works."
He's running for Grassroots Soccer. "I have a competitive spirit and I like to challenge and push myself,"he says. "This time, I'm proud and I'm excited. Finishing for me is going to be a big deal. I'm going to walk, shake hands, give high-fives and kiss babies. I'm going to have the time of my life."