A 12-year-old girl in New York has mistakenly run a half-marathon after she confused the start of the race with a five kilometre course she was supposed to be running.Her mother was very worried, but police found her running the half-marathon. "She just wanted to finish the race," her mom said, adding that LeeAdianez received a medal. ♥
LeeAdianez Rodriguez had registered for the 5km race that was part of last Sunday's Rochester Regional Health Flower City Challenge. She thought she was arriving late at the starting line when the race started, so she began running with the rest of the runners.
She was supposed to run the Wegmans Family 5km, which starts on the same bridge 15 minutes after the distance runners set off.
It turned out she was running with the half-marathoners on the 13.1-mile course and not in the 5km, or 3.1 miles. Rodriguez says she realized about halfway through that she was in the wrong race but decided to finish.
She completed the half-marathon in 2:43:31.
Posted by Melissa McEwan at Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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