Women run together in annual Heart & Sole 5-Miler

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) –

More than 1,300 women hit the pavement in Columbia Saturday morning to raise awareness for the number one killer of women – heart disease – in the 16th annual Lexington Medical Center Heart and Sole 5-Miler.

Runners of all levels – from the most competitive to complete beginners – met at Finlay Park to compete in a 5-mile run, 5-mile walk and 3-mile walk.

At the finish line, they were greeted with a finisher’s medal, water, roses and chocolate covered strawberries.

Shawanna White was the first to finish the 5-mile run. She said it was her third year running the women’s only race.

Amazing!! First place finisher Shawanna White finishes 5-mile @heartandsolerun in 30:07!! #heartandsole@wis10@DawndyWISTVpic.twitter.com/wXIWBEycyZ

— Mary King (@MaryKingTV) April 22, 2017

Check out a slideshow of participants at the WIS photobooth by clicking here!

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