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5th Annual Run for the Heroes race breaks records

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The Fifth Annual Run for the Heroes ended Sunday May 26 in Columbus, spanning a 260-mile course which begins in Fort Stewart, Ga. This year the event broke all of its previous records by raising the most money than all the other years combined.

The race benefits the House of Heroes, a nonprofit that repairs damages to homes of veterans. This year's event raised over 160,000 dollars for the charity, and will continue to collect donations for the race until June 15.  

Kelly Brackin also became the first woman to complete the entire race, which is about ten times the length of a marathon. 

The first place finisher made it through in just under four days. 

Each year, competitors are challenged to run more than 60 miles per day, stopping only to eat and sleep-  until they reach the finish line, which is on Broadway Avenue in Uptown.

"We ran about a hundred some miles the first day, and then it was so hot, what we would do is go to the hotel and sleep for a few hours, then we would run all through the night," says Dan Brenden from Phoenix, Ariz.

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