• Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army Chief of Staff, poses for a picture with Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division's Army Ten-Miler team, following the completion of the 27th Annual Army Ten-Miler. Ten Soldiers of the division represented the Big Red One with top ranking performances in the annual race. The Fort Riley Men's Team finished with an impressive combined time of 4 hours and 17 minutes, placing them 39th overall out of nearly 600 teams. With a combined time of 5 hours and 8 minutes, the Fort Riley's Women's Team was awarded 12th place in the Active Duty Women " Commanders Cup category.

    Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army Chief of Staff...

    Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army Chief of Staff, poses for a picture with Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division's Army Ten-Miler team, following the completion of the 27th Annual Army Ten-Miler. Ten Soldiers of the division represented the Big Red One with...

  • Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army Chief of Staff, visits with Capt. Alex
Tignor of 701st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Oct. 9 following the completion of the 27th Annual Army Ten-Miler. Odierno visited with Soldiers from the Fort Riley based division at the unit's Hoohah Tent, which displayed information and photos about the Big Red One.

    Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army Chief of Staff...

    Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army Chief of Staff, visits with Capt. Alex Tignor of 701st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Oct. 9 following the completion of the 27th Annual Army Ten-Miler. Odierno visited with...

  • 2nd Lt. Amanda Stafford of Fort Riley's 97th Military Police Battalion, bottom left, and 1st Lt. Ashley Longaker of the Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division begin their first mile of the 27th Annual Army Ten-Miler. Ten Soldiers of the division, comprised of five men and five women, represented the Big Red One with top ranking performances in the annual race. With a combined time of 5 hours and 8 minutes, the Fort Riley's Women's Team was awarded 12th place in the Active Duty Women -Commanders Cup category.

    2nd Lt. Amanda Stafford of Fort Riley's 97th...

    2nd Lt. Amanda Stafford of Fort Riley's 97th Military Police Battalion, bottom left, and 1st Lt. Ashley Longaker of the Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division begin their first mile of the 27th Annual Army...

  • 1st Lt. Ashley Longaker, left, and 2nd Lt. Amanda Stafford, begin
their first mile of the 2011 Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 9 in Washington D.C. The
event marked the first time for both Longaker of 4th IBCT, 1st Inf. and
Stafford of the 97th MP Bn., to participate in the event, which is
celebrating its 27th consecutive year. The Fort Riley Women's Team finished
with a combined time of 5 hours and 8 minutes, awarding them 12th place in
the Active Duty Women - Commanders Cup category.

    1st Lt. Ashley Longaker, left, and 2nd Lt...

    1st Lt. Ashley Longaker, left, and 2nd Lt. Amanda Stafford, begin their first mile of the 2011 Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 9 in Washington D.C. The event marked the first time for both Longaker of 4th IBCT, 1st Inf. and Stafford of the 97th MP Bn., to...

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Ten Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division represented the Big Red One with top performances in the 27th annual running of the Army Ten-Miler.

The Fort Riley and 1st Inf. Div.'s men's team placed 39th, and the women's team placed 186th out of nearly 600 teams overall.

More than 30,000 runners from across the globe descended upon the nation's capital Oct. 9 for the 27th annual race, which is currently the third largest competitive run in the world.

"I have a great time competing. I spend a lot of time running and conditioning, so getting to run is a great honor," said Capt. Alex Tignor, captain of the men's team.

The race marked Tignor's second consecutive year representing the BRO in the competition. Tignor, who serves in 701st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div., came in 766th place out of the race's 21,914 finishers. He crossed the finish line with a time of 1:07:58.

The Fort Riley and 1st Inf. Div. Men's Team finished with a combined time of 4 hours and 17 minutes, earning 16th place out of 47 teams entered in the Active Duty Men - Commanders Cup class. With a combined time of 5 hours and 8 minutes, the Fort Riley's Women's Team was awarded 12th place in the Active Duty Women --Commanders Cup category.

"It feels amazing to be here and able to compete in this event," said 1st Lt. Ashley Longaker, STB, 4th IBCT, 1st Inf. Div.

This was Longaker's first time competing in the national event, and she received a personal record with a completion time of 1 hour and 17 minutes.

The 10 participants selected to represent Fort Riley in the race were chosen for the team after capturing top spots in either the 10-mile Run during Victory Week in June or the 10-5-2 Prairie Run in July. Both races are conducted annually at Fort Riley and serve as a qualifier for active-duty Soldiers to represent the Fort Riley and the 1st Inf. Div. in the ATM.

The team's runners said they plan to continue training during the upcoming year in hopes of representing the division and Fort Riley in next year's race.

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