Leap Year Couple Defies Odds

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The odds of being born on Feb. 29 are about 1 in 1,400. But in Covington, Ind., two residents celebrate birthdays Friday. Even more unlikely: They're married to one another.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

The odds of being born on this Leap Day, February 29th, are about one in 1,400. But in Covington, Indiana two residents celebrate birthdays today. Even more unlikely, they're married to one another. Counting only leap years, B.J. and Krista Witsman have spent four birthdays together since meeting in 1996, and this year they both turn seven. One might say a little young to be married.

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