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Participants power through cold weather for heart health

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - When participants took to the streets to be a part of the 2014 America's Greatest Heart Run and Walk, Sunday, they did so by battling bitter cold weather.
 
Many locals were outside for extended periods of time in sub-zero temperatures in order to participate for the cause, and hundreds walked or ran for 3, 5,10 or more miles on a day when the high hit only in the mid-30s.
 
"It was cold heading down with the wind heading in, but coming up the hill really got our hearts pumping," said 5k participant, David Bartczak. "It was really warm, so it was a great walk."
 

Despite the freezing temperatures, participants at all different areas of the event said that every minute of the Run and Walk was worth it.