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By Pierre Bibbs
Sports Editor 

Williamson to run for St. Jude


Lesa Williamson takes a photo during the 2019 Rock N Roll Marathon in Las Vegas Courtesy Photo.

Malta's Lesa Williamson is going to Vegas!

But, not simply for a vacation, she is going to run in the 2020 Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon (RNR) to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hosptial in Memphis, Tenn. Her race takes place on Sunday, November 15, which is also the deadline for her fundraising.

Though she has run in three half marathons, including in last year's Las Vegas RNR event, Williamson has yet to run the length of a full marathon (26.2 miles), even in her training.

"The farthest that I had run is 19 miles," Williamson said. "I have tried training for a marathon be...

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