(ASSOCIATED PRESS) — GOLDSBORO, N.C. — Josh Clark was at the edge of death in November 2015. But less than two years later, he completed the New York City Marathon.

During a community worship service on Nov. 14, 2015, Clark, pastor of Generation Church, had just asked the members of the congregation to close their eyes for a prayer. The next thing he knew, he was coming to on the floor at the bottom of the steps leading up to the pulpit.

Everything was fuzzy for Clark, and before he knew it, he was being loaded onto a stretcher.

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