KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Sister Mary Elizabeth Lloyd is a nun on
This weekend, she'll compete in the KEYS100, a distance race
from Key Largo to Key West. And she'll do it wearing her
calf-length black habit.
The 60-year-old New Jersey native says she's competing in the
race to raise money for orphaned children. Her book, which was
published last year, is about children who have watched their
parents die of AIDS.
Sister Mary Beth says she's like the late country legend Johnny
Cash, because "I wear black to draw attention."
About 275 runners are competing in this weekend's race, which
will take athletes through the entire Florida Keys island chain.