12 Year-Old Girl Completes Feat She Never Planned On or Trained For

LeeAdianez Rodriguez didn’t sign up for the event she ended up participating in.

Screen Shot 2016-04-26 at 2.33.12 PMHer improbable finish teaches us that we can do much more than we think.

Rodriguez wanted to run in the 5K. She thought she was late getting to the starting line. She was actually 15 minutes early and started running with the half-marathoners.

Instead of 3.1 miles, she ran 13.1 miles.

When her mother couldn’t find her at the finish line they called in the police. Someone spotted her towards the end of the race. The police tried to stop her but she said she realized she was in the wrong race after the 5 mile marker but decided to finish.

After she talked to the police she sprinted to the finish line, being one of the youngest ever to run the full 13.1 miles.

She only started training for the 5k 2 months ago.

12 Comments on 12 Year-Old Girl Completes Feat She Never Planned On or Trained For

  1. Way to sneak in there girly.
    I doubt they let 12 year olds run the half marathon.
    Disney mandates you be 14, 18 to run the full marathon.

    BTW, two months of training isn’t too little for a half.

  2. Somebody tied a chocolate donut to the antenna of a car on I-95 once. That’s when I learned I could run at speeds of 80 miles per hour.

    It’s all mind over matter.

  3. I recently did a 5 K where they didn’t have the final turnaround done properly placed. Most of us in the first group, following the leader, ended up with around 3.9 miles instead of 3.1.
    It was discouraging to see that they fixed the marker and the last part of the pack ran around .8 miles less Han the front of the pack.

  4. what? a 12 year old runs 13 miles without “training”? and that’s considered “awesome”.

    when I grew up I, most 12 year olds could have done that without any training but then we were not glued to a tv set after school everyday back then either.

    forrest gump wasn’t the only person who ran to everywhere they went.

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