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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Singer Sheryl Crow joined more than 30,000 runners in her first half-marathon, and she has finished with a time of 1 hour, 59 minutes and 14 seconds at the St. Jude Country Music Half Marathon.

Crow was running to raise money for New Hope Academy, and she says she got plenty of support from people cheering the runners all along the course. She says she can really see how people get hooked on running marathons.

Ryan James, 19, a sophomore from Berry College's cross country team won the first marathon he entered, finishing a time of 2:32:50. A cut in the cash prize to $1,000 limited the number of elite runners. Erin Sutton, 24, of Woodstock, Ga., also won her marathon debut with a time of 2:54:16.