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Athlete quits sports to save a life

DURHAM, N.H.— A college athlete is ending his career early to potentially save a stranger's life.

Cameron Lyle played shot put, discus and hammer at the University of New Hampshire.

A few years ago he put his name on a bone marrow registry with a small chance he would get the call.

Recently Lyle got the call and learned he could save a leukemia patient's life but his athletic career would have to end because he would not be able to do any heavy lifting.

He called it an easy choice.

"I mean, you can't measure a life against really anything. When you have an opportunity to save someone, it's like, you gotta go for it," said Lyle.

Because of privacy rights, he will not know who the 28-year-old leukemia patient is for one year.

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