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By LuAnn Schindler


After months of training, area runners cross the finish line of Lincoln half marathon


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Post-race celebration • Nikki Hahn displays the medal she received for finishing Sunday's 47th Lincoln Half Marathon. The Orchard woman began training in January. She has run more than 220 miles since January in preparation for the race.

The rush of adrenaline a runner feels when crossing the finish line is indescribable, a highest high, a feeling of accomplishment.

During a race, though, there are moments that give pause, causing runners to dig deep inside and not give up.

Orchard residents Nikki Hahn and Sara Twibell have first-hand knowledge of the momentum swing associated with running a long-distance race. Both were among the 4,770 runners participating in the Lincoln marathon and half marathon, held Sunday in the Capitol City.

"It's a feeling like no other," Twibell said.

While both women said they make running a priorit...

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