Runner helps those with disabilities complete marathons

Welcome to Good People, a weekly video series that profiles individuals in our community who are helping others through selfless acts of kindness and generosity, with the goal of bettering the lives of those in need. 

Peter Kline's mission is to run for those who can't.

As the founder of "Marathons With Meaning," Kline has completed over 60 marathons, all while helping disabled athletes compete. The 66-year-old has run with rider-athletes spanning many ages and various disabilities, from those with less severe cerebral palsy to those in more critical conditions.

"I decided maybe I'd put my running to a better use than just running for myself," Kline explained to AOL Lifestyle. "One of the greatest joys they get out of it is the ability to participate and feel normal."

Kline and his runner-athlete take turns talking to each other and motivating each other as they run, thus building a shared sense of responsibility throughout the race. 

"I would like to be able to do this to 95. I think I can. I'll do it 'til I die," he concluded about the rewarding experience.

See more of his incredible work in the video above! 

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The Boston Marathon throughout history
Arthur Roth crosses the finish line to win the 1916 Boston Marathon.
(Original Caption) Filed 4/20/1931-Framingham, MA. Clarence De Mar at Framingham during the 26 mile American Marathon from Hopkinton to Boston.
BOSTON - APRIL 19: Suh Yun-bok, 24, of South Korea, crosses the finish line, setting a new record in the B.A.A. Patriots' Day Marathon. Note his untied shoelace. Suh ran the lat 13 miles with the loose lace. (Photo by Charles McCormick/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) A Win and Place Embrace After Boston Marathon. Boston, Mass.: Japan's Hideo Hamamura (left), who won the Boston Marathon yesterday in record time, and Finland's Eino A. Pulkkinen, the runner-up, engage in a hug and display their ivories at the end of the 26-mile, 385-yard classic. Hamamura set a new record of 18 minutes and 22 seconds for the event, clipping 29 seconds from the record set by his fellow-countryman Keizo Yamada two years ago.
BOSTON - APRIL 11: John J. Kelley places second in the 1956 Boston Marathon. (Photo by Paul J. Maguire/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 19: Kathrine Switzer, of Syracuse, N.Y., center, was spotted early in the Boston Marathon by Jock Semple, center right, who tried to rip the number off her shirt and remove her from the race. Switzer's friends intervened, allowing her to make her getaway to become the first woman to 'officially' run the Boston Marathon on April 19, 1967. (Paul Connell/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
ASHLAND, MA - APRIL 15: Kathy Switzer, of New York, makes her way through Ashland, Mass. while running in the Boston Marathon on April 15, 1974. (Photo by Frank O'Brien/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON - APRIL 21: Bill Rodgers wins the Boston Marathon. (Photo by Frank O'Brien/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
HOPKINTON, MA - APRIL 19: The start of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass., on April 19, 1976. (Photo by Frank O'Brien/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON - APRIL 21: Rosie Ruiz is shown moments after crossing the finish line as the apparent women's race winner of the 84th Boston Marathon on April 21, 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts. Ruiz was later stripped of her race title after it was determined she had not run the entire race. (Photo by David Madison/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) April 19, 1982 - Boston: Alberto Salazar (left) of Wayland, MA, wearing the victor's laurel wreath, holds up arm of second place finisher Dick Beardsley (right) of Rush City, Minn., on award stand. Salazar won the 86th Boston Marathon in official course record of 2:08.51, smashing the Boston record of 2:09.26 set by Toshihiko Seto in 1981. Mass. Govenor Edward J. King (center rear) and Boston Marathon race director Will Cloney (right rear).
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 18: Joan Benoit crosses the finish line at the 87th Boston Marathon on April 18, 1983. (Photo by William Ryerson/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 20: A wheelchair competitor slipped on wet pavement and overturned at the start of the 91st Boston Marathon in Boston on April 20, 1987. The competitor was not hurt and continued the race. (Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
FRAMINGHAM, MA - APRIL 17: Men sprint by spectators in Framingham near the 7-mile mark. (Photo by Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
21 Apr 1997: Lameck Aguta celebrates winning the Boston Marathon in Natick, Massachusetts. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Stockman /Allsport
BOSTON - APRIL 21: Runner #1372 at the finish line. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
21 Apr 1997: Fatuma Roba of Ethiopia celebrates winning the Boston Marathon in Natick, Massachusetts. Her time was 2:26:23. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Stockman /Allsport
20 Apr 1998: A general view of runners competing during the 102nd Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts.
NEWTON, MA - APRIL 16: Marathoners Aaron Holley of Washington DC, left and Denis Newman, right, make their way up heartbreak hill. (Photo by John Blanding/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
NEWTON, MA - APRIL 19: Boston Marathon women's winner (No. F1) Catherine Ndereba, left, and second place women's finisher (No. F3) Elfenesh Alemu are all alone as they climb Heartbreak Hill. (Photo by John Blanding/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 18: Caroline Kilel #8 of Kenya runs past Desiree Davila #15 of the United States to win the women's division of the 115th running of the Boston Marathon on April 18, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 18: Geoffrey Mutai #2 of Kenya wins the men's division of the 115th running of the Boston Marathon on April 18, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
BOSTON - APRIL 21: Meb Keflezighi, of the United States, holds up an American flag at the finish line and wears his crown and medal during his victory ceremony after finishing first place in the men's race of the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 21, 2014. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)(metro)
NEWTON, MA - APRIL 17: Runners pass through an open fire hydrant spraying water on Heartbreak Hill on Commonwealth Avenue in Newton, MA during the 121st running of the Boston Marathon on Apr. 17, 2017. (Photo by Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 17: Runners make their way toward the finish line of the 121st Boston Marathon in Boston on Apr. 17, 2017. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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