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Teacher runs 15 miles for 50th birthday

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

PEARSON, GA (WALB) -  A Pearson Elementary P.E. teacher ran 15 miles Friday for her 50th birthday.

This is Michele McKinnon as she runs toward the finish line. The entire elementary school cheered her on.

McKinnon lives in Douglas and wanted kids to see the distance from Douglas to Pearson.

She also wants to inspire them to exercise and live a healthy lifestyle.

"I was trying not to cry," said McKinnon. "You can't cry and breath at the same time I was so touched it was so awesome but I run with every one of those kids. They know I'm a runner. They're not as crazy about it as I am but they'll get that way."

Mckinnon is an avid runner. Friday's run also kicked off the adult wellness program that's starting at the school.

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