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Hecklers Give Race Organizers An Idea For A Name Change

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. If you took part last year in the Franklin Half Marathon in Leiper's Fork, Tenn., you had to go by some hecklers.

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UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Where are you all running from?

GREENE: These guys camped out on the road were also musicians.

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GREENE: A video of this went viral and now organizers have renamed their run the Hillbilly Half Marathon. On the race website, there is even a photo of the hecklers with their banjo and old pickup truck. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.