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Students Jump for Healthy Hearts

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- Students at Kennewick's Sunset View Elementary jumped all day for the American Heart Association's jump rope for heart program.

Five-time jump rope world champion Rene Bibaud taught kids jump rope tricks to encourage them to live a heart-healthy life.

"Jumping rope is a wonderful tool for staying in shape, agility, timing, coordination, foot speed, endurance. So my goal is to help these kids make a positive connection with physical activity," Bibaud said.

The jump rope clinic ran all day Friday.

Since 2001, the school has raised more than $130,000 for the cause.