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Sister Mary Beth is no ordinary nun

Updated: April 26, 2010, 12:09 PM ET
By Jack McCluskey | Special to Page 2

When is a habit more than a habit?

When it's made of a special wicking material to better allow the nun wearing it to complete whatever ultrarun she's currently competing in.

One company made just such a garment for Sister Mary Elizabeth Lloyd, who as a member of the order of the Religious Teachers Filippini is required to wear her full habit -- a black wool tunic, headpiece and woolen belt over a white shirt and underskirt -- even while running.

Now Sister ...

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