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1st. Annual Liz Duncan Memorial Run

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RICHLAND, Wash.-- Close to 200 hundred people came out to Howard Amon Park this morning for the 1st. Annual Liz Duncan Memorial Run.

Duncan was a Richland woman who was training for a marathon in Seattle last year, when she was hit by a car and died.

She was only 24-years-old. Friends say Duncan was very athletic and said she would have liked the run.

"Oh my god, she would been out here leading the charge, definitely loving it, she was a talented runner," said Lindsey Jorgensen, one of Duncan's good friends.

T-Shirts with Duncan's favorite saying, "Life is short, run long", were sold at the event. All the money raised from the run goes to the Liz Duncan Memorial Fund, to help Athletes in Action, a group that uses sports to teach the message of Christianity.