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Runner, 6, a polarizing topic

Updated: October 22, 2013, 1:37 PM ET
By espnW.com news services

Six-year-old Keelan Glass entered the Showdown Half Marathon in Fairview, Texas, on Saturday hoping to finish the race and raise money for charity. She ended up not only finishing, but setting a national age-group record with a time of 2:46:31. She also became the youngest person to complete a half marathon, according to the Association of Road Racing Statisticians.

The first-grader finished fifth of 10 in the 14-and-under category and was the only competitor under 12. Her achievement has ...

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