ASC commanding general signals start of Quad Cities Marathon

By Paul Levesque, Army Sustainment Command Public AffairsSeptember 25, 2012

Brig. Gen. John F. Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, salutes the flag as the national anthem is sung by vocalist Rick Sundin (left, in background) before the start of the 15th annual Quad Cities Marathon Sept. 23. Wharton signaled the start of the marathon, which attracted a record-setting 5,587 participants and was won by Philip Lagat of Kenya in a course record time of 2 hours, 19 minutes and 41 seconds. The marathon course started and finished in downtown Moline, Ill., and wound through five communities in Iowa and Illinois as well as Rock Island Arsenal, home of ASC Headquarters.
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Brig. Gen. John F. Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, salutes the flag as the national anthem is sung by vocalist Rick Sundin (left, in background) before the start of the 15th annual Quad Cities Marathon Sept. 23. Wharton signaled the start of the marathon, which attracted a record-setting 5,587 participants and was won by Philip Lagat of Kenya in a course record time of 2 hours, 19 minutes and 41 seconds. The marathon course started and finished in downtown Moline, Ill., and wound through five communities in Iowa and Illinois as well as Rock Island Arsenal, home of ASC Headquarters. (Photo Credit: Paul Levesque, Army Sustainment Command Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Brig. Gen. John F. Wharton, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, speaks to runners before the start of the 15th annual Quad Cities Marathon Sept. 23. Wharton signaled the start of the marathon, which attracted a record-setting 5,587 participants and was won by Philip Lagat of Kenya in a course record time of 2 hours, 19 minutes and 41 seconds. The marathon course started and finished in downtown Moline, Ill., and wound through five communities in Iowa and Illinois as well as Rock Island Arsenal, home to ASC Headquarters.
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Brig. Gen. John F. Wharton, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, speaks to runners before the start of the 15th annual Quad Cities Marathon Sept. 23. Wharton signaled the start of the marathon, which attracted a record-setting 5,587 participants and was won by Philip Lagat of Kenya in a course record time of 2 hours, 19 minutes and 41 seconds. The marathon course started and finished in downtown Moline, Ill., and wound through five communities in Iowa and Illinois as well as Rock Island Arsenal, home to ASC Headquarters. (Photo Credit: Paul Levesque, Army Sustainment Command Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Brig. Gen. John F. Wharton, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, signals the start of the 15th annual Quad Cities Marathon Sept. 23.  Wharton's signal was followed by the ceremonial firing of a cannon, officially starting the race, which attracted a record-setting 5,587 participants and was won by Philip Lagat of Kenya in a course record time of 2 hours, 19 minutes and 41 seconds. The marathon course started and finished in downtown Moline, Ill., and wound through five communities in Iowa and Illinois as well as Rock Island Arsenal, which hosts ASC Headquarters.
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Brig. Gen. John F. Wharton, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, signals the start of the 15th annual Quad Cities Marathon Sept. 23. Wharton's signal was followed by the ceremonial firing of a cannon, officially starting the race, which attracted a record-setting 5,587 participants and was won by Philip Lagat of Kenya in a course record time of 2 hours, 19 minutes and 41 seconds. The marathon course started and finished in downtown Moline, Ill., and wound through five communities in Iowa and Illinois as well as Rock Island Arsenal, which hosts ASC Headquarters. (Photo Credit: Paul Levesque, Army Sustainment Command Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL