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Serena Williams can't go the distance in her own charity race

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It's her charity race, and Serena Williams can quit if she wants to, and that's exactly what the tennis superstar did Sunday.

Williams only ran part of the way through her Serena Williams Live Ultimate Run in Miami Beach, Florida, before taking a taxi to the finish line, the Daily Mail reported.

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In a Facebook video, Williams admitted she bowed out of the 5K run. "I didn't run the whole way this year, but next year I will," she said after the race ended.

The event raises money for the Serena Williams Fund, which focuses on "helping individuals and communities affected by senseless violence, and promoting equal access to education."

The run has three levels — a quarter marathon, a 5k and an ultimate kids' dash. Williams' sister Venus was also entered into the event and completed the race.

Injuries forced Serena to withdraw this fall from several tennis competitions and they may still be plaguing her.

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Serena Williams of the United States returns a shot to Venus Williams of the United States during their Women's Singles Quarterfinals match on Day Nine of the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Serena Williams of the United States celebrates after defeating Venus Williams of the United States in their Women's Singles Quarterfinals match on Day Nine of the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Serena Williams (L) of the United States hugs Venus Williams of the United States after defeating her during their Women's Singles Quarterfinals match on Day Nine of the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Serena Williams of the United States celebrates after defeating Venus Williams of the United States in their Women's Singles Quarterfinals match on Day Nine of the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Serena Williams of the United States celebrates after defeating Venus Williams of the United States in their Women's Singles Quarterfinals match on Day Nine of the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Serena Williams of the US reacts to winning a point against her sister Venus Williams during their 2015 US Open Women's singles quarterfinals match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Serena Williams in action against Madison Keys of the United States (not seen) of the United States during their Women's Singles Fourth Round match on Day Seven of the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City, on September 6, 2015. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Serena Williams of the United States serves to Madison Keys of the United States during their Women's Singles Fourth Round match on Day Seven of the 2015 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 6, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for the USTA)
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"It's no secret I've played injured most of the year – whether it was my elbow, my knee, or, in the final moments after a certain match in Flushing, my heart," Williams said after announcing her withdrawal from several matches in October, according to ESPN.

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