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Ex-Lady Vols star honoring Summitt by cycling 1,098 miles

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Ever since Pat Summitt helped her become a national champion at Tennessee, Michelle Brooke-Marciniak has found all kinds of ways to thank her coach.

Now the former Lady Volunteers point guard is ready to deliver her most remarkable assist yet.

Brooke-Marciniak has joined a group of people riding bicycles all the way from Knoxville to Marathon, Florida, to raise money and awareness for the fight against Alzheimer's disease. The 12-day excursion begins Tuesday and lasts 1,098 miles - one mile for each of Summitt's career wins as the Tennessee women's basketball coach.

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