Sunday, February 21, 2016

University of Virginia student wins the 2016 Disney Princess Half Marathon at Disney World

A University of Virginia senior has won the Disney Princess Half Marathon at Disney World.

Shannon Crawford wins the Disney Princess Half Marathon at Disney World.
“Disney is probably my second favorite thing in the world besides my family and friends, so I just decided to run this race,’’ Shannon Crawford said in a news release. “It was the most incredible feeling ever. I’m still in shock.’’

The 21-year-old student recently took up distance running and it is just her third 13.1-mile race.

Crawford won the race through Magic Kingdom and Epcot in 1:24:49. That was nearly two minutes ahead of second-place finisher Brooke Adams of Randolph, New York (1:26:10). Heather Schulz of Orlando, Florida was third (1:27:06).

The Princess Half Marathon capped the four-day race weekend that featured various races and events all geared toward women, including the Disney Princess 5K, the Disney Princess Enchanted 10K, runDisney Kids Races and the Glass Slipper Challenge, which involved runners completing the 10K on Saturday and the half marathon on Sunday. In all, more than 44,000 mostly-women runners participated.
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