She decided to run 13 miles that day anyway, only on this side of the pond. The Boston Globe reports Pereira sent the English race organizers a picture of her route from Worcester to Shrewsbury.
The 42-year-old runner's fitness app showed she completed her own half marathon in 2 hours, 5 minutes. After Pereira explained the mix-up, the Worcester City Half Marathon sent along a medal, a shirt and encouragement to travel the 3,000 miles to participate in person in next year's race.
Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com