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12 year old accidentally runs half-marathon after ending up in wrong road race

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 06:  Runners make their way through a Brooklyn neighborhood during the New York City Marathon November 6, 2005 in New York City. In a final sprint to win the men's title, Kenya's Paul Tergat beat defending champion Hendrick Ramaala of South Africa. Tergat is the ninth straight African to win the New York City Marathon.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 06: Runners make their way through a Brooklyn neighborhood during the New York City Marathon November 6, 2005 in New York City. In a final sprint to win the men's title, Kenya's Paul Tergat beat defending champion Hendrick Ramaala of South Africa. Tergat is the ninth straight African to win the New York City Marathon. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)  (2005 Getty Images)

A 12-year-old western New York girl wound up running 10 extra miles after she got into the wrong road race.

LeeAdianez Rodriguez had registered for the 5K race that was part of last Sunday's Rochester Regional Health Flower City Challenge. She thought she was arriving late at the starting line when the race started, so she began running with the rest of the runners.

It turned out she was actually running with the half-marathoners on the 13.1-mile course and not in the 5K, or 3.1 miles. Rodriquez says she realized about halfway through that she was in the wrong race but decided to finish.

She completed the half-marathon in 2:43:31.

Her mother became worried when her daughter wasn't among the finishers of the 5K, but they were reunited when Rodriquez finished the half-marathon.

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