Run of a lifetime

Updated: January 15, 2014, 12:05 PM ET
By Peter Kerasotis | Special to espnW.com

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The hug stretched to five, maybe six seconds, but only if you measure such things with a stopwatch. This, after all, wasn't that type of hug. This one didn't stretch into seconds, minutes, hours, days or even years. This one stretched into decades -- into an entire lifetime.

That the embrace came at the finish line of the Walt Disney World Half Marathon seemed a bit odd, if not incongruous. The participants, a 60-year-old mother and a 41-year-old daughter, had ...

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