Fort Bragg captures this year's Army Ten-Miler
October 9, 2011
WASHINGTON D.C.-- Soldiers from Fort Bragg took 1st place in the men's, women's and men's master team active duty divisions at this year's Army Ten-Miler in Washington D.C. Oct. 9.
More than 30,000 people and 701 teams competed in the 27th annual 10 mile race. The race is one of the largest 10 mile races in the world.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Fort Bragg's women's team won the Commander's Cup--the victory trophy. Not to be outdone by their counterparts, the Fort Bragg's men's team won first place for the first time ever in the race's history. Additionally, the men's master team comprised of four men older than 40 took home the first place trophy.
Runners from all over the world ran in this annual tradition which started at the Pentagon and went throughout the Nation's Capital.
Fort Bragg's teams were initially identified based on their performance during the Fort Bragg Army Ten-Miler earlier this year in June. Since then, the Soldiers have been training 5 to 6 days per week as well as competing in several preparatory races.
The overall mission of the Army Ten-Miler is to promote the Army, morale, support fitness goals and enhance community relations.
Following the race, the three teams were presented their trophies at an award ceremony in the Pentagon's parking lot. The teams will also be recognized tomorrow at the opening ceremonies of the annual Association of the United States Army meeting and exposition.