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Sharon Thompson wins first ever Half Marathon
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Sharon Thompson laced up her running shoes Saturday morning to compete in her first half marathon in Nashville, Tenn and she won. Not only that, she only started training three months earlier after having her second child last year.


"I try to run every day because there's going to be a day I can't run with the kids, you know, so I try to run, I aim for six days a week," Thompson told News 2.


She said she got to the starting area for the 2010 Country Music Marathon and ½ Marathon on West End at around 6:20 a.m. Saturday morning. Surprised at the 32,000 people walking to the starting line, she decided not to warm up but to stretch a bit and make a last minute pit stop at the port-a-potties.


What she didn't hear was the announcement from marathon officials that because of approaching bad weather, the race would start 15 minutes early...


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