US Women Capture Silver in 2014 CISM Marathon; US Men place 7th

By Armed Forces Sports | Armed Forces Sports | October 14, 2014

(Eindhoven, Netherlands) -- The US Women returned to the podium at the CISM World Military Marathon Championship taking silver in the women’s division of the 46th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) Marathon World Military Championship 9-14 October 2014 in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Navy Lieut. Gina Slaby (Harrisburg, PA) led the US women with a time of 2:43:57, placing her 4th in the CISM Women’s division and 5th overall within the Eindhoven Marathon women’s category.

The US Women  finished with a team time of 8:35:45, with Poland taking gold and Sweden earning bronze.  Poland’s women team swept the podium, with their top three runners scoring  before any other nation. 

The US women continue their top-level performance at CISM.  Last year in Suriname, the US Women captured bronze. From 2009-2010, the US won gold each year. There were no CISM team marathon championships in 2011 or 2012.

On the men’s side, Coast Guard Lieut. Patrick Fernandez (HQCG, Washington, DC) led the US men with a time of 2:25:11, 20th in the men’s division and 29th overall within the Eindhoven Marathon men’s category. The US men finished 7th overall in the CISM men’s division of 17 nations with a time of 7:22:47.

Poland swept the individual podium along with their women’s team to take team gold.  Morocco earned silver and France with bronze.

The 46th CISM Marathon was held in conjunction with the Eindhoven Marathon, featuring over 6000 runners. 

The US Armed Forces Marathon Team was selected from the top available finishers from the 2013 Armed Forces Marathon Championship held in conjunction with the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C.

Complete USA Results:

US Women Individual Results:

LT Gina Slaby (Harrisburg, Penn.) - 4th (5th overall) 2:43:57

SSgt Emily Shertzer (Fort Indiantown Gap, Penn.) - 5th (7th overall) 2:49:56

Maj Elissa Ballas (Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio) - 7th (12th overall) 3:01:52

Lt Col Brenda Schrank (Andrews AFB, Maryland)- 8th (13th overall) 3:02.00

Scored top three of four runners = 8:35:45  (2nd) out of 6

 

US Men Individual Results:

LT Patrick Fernandez (Washington, D.C) - 20th (29th overall) 2:25:11

Capt Timothy Richard (Cannon AFB, New Mex.) - 28th (39th overall) 2:28:23

SPC Japheth Ng'ojoy (Fort Bliss, Texas)- 30th (41st overall) 2:29:13

Capt Brian Dumm (France) - 54th (82nd overall) 2:45:07

Scored top three of four runners = 7:22:47 (7th) out of 17

 

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