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Vandiford runs NYC marathon

By Staff Reports
Published in Sports on November 9, 2010 1:47 PM

NEW YORK -- North Lenoir alum Deborah Vandiford became intrigued with the annual NYC Marathon during a trip to the Big Apple last year.

She decided she'd like to try it.

Before competing in the world's most-prestigious 26.1-mile event, the longest run Vandiford had attempted was six miles while attending UNC Chapel Hill.

On Sunday, Vandiford finished 261st in the 20-24 age group with a time of 4 hours, 29.33 minutes.

Vandiford is the daughter of Duane and Lee Vandiford of LaGrange.