1)Lots of people like to run in their free time runnind is good exercise.Doctors say,"Getting exercise is important for good health."They suggest thirty minutes of exercise three time a week. 2)Laura Gilbert usually runs three times a week.She sometimes runs alone and sometimes with friends.But thirty minutes of running isn't enough for her.Laura likes to run long distances.She says,"It takes me about forty minutes just to warm up.I start feeling good good after two hours."Each year,she runs several marathons.A marathon is 26.2 miles long (or 42.1 kilometers).Some of Laura's races are even longer! 3)Every year,Laura runs in a race called II Passatore.It's 101 kilometers long.That's more than 62 miles.The race begins near her home in italy.The runners start at 3:00 P.M.,and sometimes they run all night.The race takes Laura about twelve hours. 4)All year,Laura looks forward to II Passatore.But before the race,she feels nervous.The race is a king of test for her.Can she do it?During the race,her legs and feet and stomach may hurt.She thinks about a hot bath.She thinks about her nice,soft bed.A part of her mind says,"Stop and go home!Why are you doings this?This is crazy!"But she goes on running."I talk to other runners," she says,"and we **** each other." 5)After 101 kilometers,Laura is glad to finish the race.Twelve hours are enough!