Breanna Murrin: South Carolina teens runs more than 100 miles to honor US veterans

(WIS/NBC NewsChannel) It was a memorable Fourth of July holiday for 15-year-old Breanna Murrin and her family.

On Friday, the South Carolina teen accomplished something pretty amazing.

She finished her 113 mile journey from Key Largo to Key West all to help honor our nation's heroes.

Breanna said she also made the trip to bring awareness to the Columbia chapter of Team Red, White and Blue, which works to keep veterans active in the community.

Each day, Breanna ran 20 miles, all while carrying the American flag.

Breanna said she had the support of many to help keep her going.

"When I did this run it was kind of more like running continuous half marathons," Breanna said. "It wasn't that hard and I don't think it required much training. You just has to have mentality for it."

Breanna's dad, Sgt. First Class Chris Murrin, who is at recruitment officer at Fort Jackson, said they planned out a manageable running schedule so it would be fun.

"We had to try to break up 100 miles into manageable pieces," he said.

"A lot of people make the argument that the love for America died down but after doing this I realized people still love America as much as they did back in the day," Breanna said.

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