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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt smiles as a banner is raised in her honor before the team's NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in Knoxville, Tenn. Amid reports of Summitt’s failing health as her Alzheimer’s disease progresses, her family issued a statement Sunday, June 26, 2016, asking for prayers and saying that the former Tennessee women’s basketball coach is surrounded by the people who mean the most to her. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — A group of cyclists, including former Tennessee women's basketball player Michelle Brooke-Marciniak, have completed a 1,098-mile journey to promote the Pat Summitt Foundation and its fight against Alzheimer's disease.

The "Pedal for Pat" excursion began Oct. 17 in Knoxville, Tennessee , and finished Friday in Key Largo, Florida.

Brooke-Marciniak, a member of Tennessee's 1996 national championship team, called it a "life-changing, special journey."

Their trek lasted 1,098 miles to match the win total Summitt accumulated as the Tennessee women's basketball coach. The project was co-chaired by Brooke-Marciniak and Knoxville resident Josh Crisp, who want to make this an annual event.

Pat Summitt Foundation director Patrick Wade says the event has raised about $100,000 and donations are still being accepted .

Summitt died in June 2016 , five years after announcing she had early-onset dementia, Alzheimer's type.

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