Kayleigh Williamson Is the First Person With Down Syndrome to Finish the Austin Half Marathon


Kayleigh Williams is the first person with down syndrome to complete the Austin Half Marathon, a 13.1 mile run.

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Kayleigh Williamson Is the First Person With Down Syndrome to Finish the Austin Half Marathon.

Williamson, 26, finished the 13.1 Mile race in just over six hours.

In addition to running, she’s participated in local and state Special Olympics events for the past 14 years.

She’s competed in cycling, tennis, track, discus, bowling, basketball and swimming events.

Williamson has completed many 5k races, an 8k and the run for the water 10 miler.

For this race, williamson ran with an emotional support dog and Britney Spears playing on her iPhone.

30,000 steps later, she completed the marathon and got her medal.

Way to go, Kayleigh.

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