Lincoln Woman to Run 10 Hours to Raise Awareness of Heart Disease

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One Lincoln woman is braving the elements to help raise awareness of heart disease.

Maggi Thorne is Mrs. Great Plains and is a volunteer with the American Heart Association. Friday morning on First News Nebraska she began her 10-hour run as part of American Heart Month.

Thorne is a natural competitor and an athlete, she's competed in 75-mile military obstacles courses. Thorne emphasizes that an average person shouldn't attempt to run for 10 hours, but working towards a heart-healthy lifestyle is important.

Friday is the 10th anniversary of National Wear Red Day. It's an opportunity for America to take a stand against heart disease which kills one person every 39 seconds. According to the American Heart Association, one-third of women will die from heart disease.

Throne will be running throughout Friday, despite bitter cold temperatures.


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