12-year-old girl accidentally runs half-marathon

Runners train for months to be able to finish a half-marathon race, but one 12-year-old ran all 13 miles with hardly any preparation.
LeeAdianez Rodriguez-Espada rushed to the starting line of the Flower City Half Marathon race early Saturday because she thought she was late starting the race.
She quickly jumped into the race, but about four miles in, she realized something was wrong.
She asked a fellow runner how long the race was. The runner responded saying it was a 13-mile race.
“That’s when it struck me. I was in the half-marathon instead of the 5K,” Lee told WHAM.

Lee’s mom, Brendalee Espada, was trying to track Lee down at the finish line. She alerted police officers, who started to look for Lee.
Then, about three hours after starting the 13-mile race, Lee came sprinting into view.
Espada, sobbing with relief, hugged her daughter.
“Then I see her with a medal and I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, she ran the other one, like for real,'” Brendalee said. “She is just 12 years old, and she decided to just keep running and not giving up.”

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