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Cop Runs Marathon in Full Tactical Gear

(Photo: Badge of Heart)

On the left is Officer Kristina Tudor of the Los Angeles Police Department. She just ran a marathon. And, yes, she was dressed just like that. She weighs 115 pounds. Her full kit weighs 35 pounds. But she lugged it for the complete 26.2 miles. It took her 6 hours, 14 minutes, and 15 seconds.

Officer Tudor took up this staggering challenge in order to raise money for Badge of Heart, a charity that permits first responders to offer immediate financial assistance to people in need that they meet in the line of duty. In January, while she was training, Tudor explained to ABC 7 News:

"I think it's worthwhile to hopefully raise some attention and hopefully money for that organization," Tudor said.

Last year, Tudor competed in the same marathon for a different cause and wore her police uniform.

But this year, she hopes to raise $25,000 for Badge of Heart through a GoFundMe account.

"An officer comes across a needy family or crime victim, we want to be first responders for those officers. So we want those officers to have the ability to come to us and hopefully we can provide some assistance to those needy families and crime victims," LAPD officer Ken Lew with Badge of Heart explained.

-via Twisted Sifter

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