NC racers run 2 miles, eat 12 doughnuts, run back

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - It's a challenge, all right.
In a charity race Saturday, more than 5,000 runners ran two
miles to a downtown Raleigh Krispy Kreme shop, ate a dozen glazed
doughnuts each and returned to North Carolina State University in
less than an hour.
That's 2,400 calories and 144 grams of fat consumed while
burning about 400 calories during the run.
The student-run Krispy Kreme Challenge raised about $35,000 for
the North Carolina Children's Hospital.
The event began on a dare among college friends in 2004.
Then-freshman Ben Gaddy won the first race by beating nine guys in
about a half-hour.
His reward? A terrible stomach ache.

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