12-year-old girl accidentally runs half-marathon after signing up for 5K

By April 28, 2016Run

A 12-year-old girl who thought she had signed up for a 5K ended up running all 13.1 miles of a half-marathon.

LeeAdianez Rodriguez-Espada of Rochester, New York, rushed to a starting line Sunday morning, thinking she was arriving late to the 5K for which she had been training, 13WHAM reports.

“The man told me I could jump in with his group of runners,” she told the news station.

So, LeeAdianez, who goes by Lee, joined the group and started running – only realizing something might be off after completing four miles – nearly one mile more than the 5K she was intending to run.

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