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Unique global race benefits charity

Wings for Life pits runners against each other, 'Catcher Cars' for spinal research

Updated: May 14, 2014, 4:33 PM ET
By Doug Williams | Special to ESPN.com

As a professional triathlete and former swimmer at the University of Georgia, Haley Chura always has raced to a finish line. There's always been a beginning, middle and defined end to every race she has ever entered -- until just recently. 

At 6 a.m. ET on May 4 in Florida, Chura was one of nearly 36,000 runners worldwide who took part in the Wings For Life World Run to raise money for spinal-cord research. Held simultaneously on 34 courses in six continents and 13 time zones, the ...

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