Nashville, TN -- Singer Sheryl Crow joined more than 30,000 runners in her first half-marathon, and she has finished with a time of 1 hour, 59 minutes and 14 seconds at the St. Jude Country Music Half Marathon.
Crow was running to raise money for New Hope Academy, and she says she got plenty of support from people cheering the runners all along the course. She says she can really see how people get hooked on running marathons.
Ryan James, 19, a sophomore from Berry College's cross country team won the first marathon he entered, finishing a time of 2:32:50 in a field with fewer international runners because of the 2012 Olympics in July. Erin Sutton, 24, of Woodstock, Ga., also won her marathon debut with a time of 2:54:16.