Sunday, 28 November 2010

seattle marathon

seattle marathon

Today sees a group of soldiers partaking in the Seattle Marathon. Last year saw the soldiers take on the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon Baghdad Shadow Run. On this marathon Major Mark Piccone, Major Mike Moore and soldiers from Joint Base Lewis McChord have agreed to join forces to form the Iraq/Afghanistan Remembrance Group.

The running group seeks to honor those who died or were wounded while serving in combat in Iraq or Afghanistan. Part of the group ran in Saturday's 5K race, and was comprised of wounded warriors who were accompanied by fellow soldiers and family members who lost loved ones in battle. More than 49 soldiers are expected to run in the half and full marathons today. The marathon course is USATF- and AIMS-certified and is a Boston Marathon qualifier.

So let's hope they all manage to run a good race and pay a great tribute to the dead and wounded soliders that were in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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