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