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Ky. Boy Runs Half Marathon To Send Christmas Joy To Africa

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ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -  A young Kentucky boy is attempting to run a half marathon Sunday to help kids in around the world have a good Christmas.

Ashland first-grader Jarek Compston told his mom he wanted to run a half marathon in order to give children in Africa Christmas gifts.

His mother Amy is an accomplished runner and co-founder of a non-profit that helps raise money for Christian Schools in Uganda. 

His mother says she's proud to see the sacrifices he's making for strangers.
 

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