Army Repeats Sweep of Men’s and Women’s Armed Forces Marathon Gold

By Armed Forces Sports | U.S. Armed Forces Sports | October 23, 2017

Washington, D.C. -- Army Capt. Megan Curran returned to podium to capture her third Armed Forces Women’s gold in four years with a time of 2:50:24, leading Army women to their second straight team gold medal during the 2017 Armed Forces Marathon Championship held in conjunction with the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. on October 22.  

Curran matched her 2016 performance placing second overall in the Marine Corps Marathon women’s division.  Curran won the women’s division in 2014.  

Army Capt. Chelsea Kim of Fort Jackson, S.C. captured women’s Armed Forces silver and placed fourth overall in the Marine Corps Marathon with a time of 2:54:58.  Navy Lieut. Katherine Irgens took bronze and placed fifth overall in the Marine Corps Marathon with a time of 2:55:59.  

Navy won team silver as Marine Corps placed third, followed by Air Force in fourth.  

Army’s dominance of the Armed Forces Championship continued this year as they won their seventh consecutive Men’s Armed Forces Team gold medal.

Navy took team silver with Air Force and Marine Corps placing third and fourth respectively.

Air Force Capt. Kristopher Houghton of Portland, Oregon won his first Armed Forces men’s gold with a time of 2:28:29.  

Navy Lieut. Patrick Hearn of Norco, Calif. captured men’s silver with a time of 2:29:04.  Army Spec. Michael Biwott of USAG Bavaria-Grafenwoehr, Germany took bronze with a time of 2:30:14.  

Team scores are determined by the overall Armed Forces place, with the lowest scores determining the winner.  

The Armed Forces Championship has been held in conjunction with the Marine Corps Marathon since 1998.

Individual Medalists: 
Men:
1 - Capt Kristopher Houghton - 2:28:29 - USAF
2 - LT Patrick Hearn. - 2:29:04 - Navy
3 - SPC Michael Biwott - 2:30:14 - Army

Women:
1 - CPT Meghan Curran - 2:50:24 - Army 
2 - CPT Chelsea Kim - 2:54:58 - Army
3 - LT Katherine Irgens - 2:55:59 - Navy

Men’s Team Results (Four out of Six Runners Score):

Army Men Team Results – 21 Points:

3 – SPC Michael Biwott - 2:30:14
5 – SPC George Kiplagat - 2:31:38
6 – SPC Peter Koskey - 2:31:46
7 – 1LT Trevor Lafontaine - 2:32:00
16 – CPT Charles Ware - 2:44:13
17 – COL Liam Collins - 2:48:55

Navy Men Team Results – 25 Points:

2 – LT Patrick Hearn - 2:29:04
4 – LT Will Christian - 2:30:36
8 – LT Rob Coslick - 2:33:39
11 – PO1 Justin Turner - 2:37:52
12 – LT Matthew Devillers - 2:38:23
19 – PO2 John Walker - 2:52:03

Air Force Men Team Results – 38 Points:

1 – Capt Kristopher Houghton - 2:28:29
9 – 1st Lt Brett Lechtenberg - 2:37:12
13 – Capt Timothy Richard - 2:40:38
15 – Maj Bryan Kelly - 2:43:02
18 – Maj Brian Dumm - 2:51:02
21 – Capt Jason Brosseau - 2:55:45

Marine Corps Men Team Results – 66 Points:
10 – Capt Pedro Rodriguez - 2:37:29
14 – Maj Luke Rodina - 2:42:52
20 – Maj Kirby Mills - 2:55:08
22 – LtCol Joseph Galvin - 2:57:35
23 – SSgt Paul Armijo - 3:02:13
24 – PFC Victor Njorge - DNF


Women’s Team Results (Two out of Four Runners Score):

Army Women Team Results – 3 Points:

1 – CPT Meghan Curran - 2:50:24
2 – CPT Chelsea Kim - 2:54:58
6 – 1LT Jennifer Comfort - 3:04:00
9 – CPT Margaret Smith - 3:09:13

Navy Women Team Results – 10 Points:

3 – LT Katherine Irgens - 2:55:59
7 – LT Annie-Norah Beveridge - 3:06:08
10 – LT Katharin Taylor - 3:12:27
15 – LT Jennifer Jones - 3:28:28

Marine Corps Women Team Results – 12 Points:

4 – 1stLt Lindsay Rheiner - 2:58:37
8 – Capt Angela Grdina - 3:08:31
12 – Capt Angelica Valdez - 3:18:42
13 – GySgt Sara Pacheco - 3:22:08

Air Force Women Team Results – 16 Points:

5 – Capt Amy Natalini - 3:01:25
11 – TSgt Nadia Fisher - 3:17:20
14 – Maj Anne Portlock - 3:23:33
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