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News | Oct. 26, 2014

Army's Curran and Kosgei win the 39th Marine Corps Marathon Women's and Men's Division

By Steven Dinote Armed Forces Sports Secretariat

Armed Forces Runners earn five of six spots on the podium at the 39th Marine Corps Marathon.

Army Spec. Samuel Kosgei (Fort Riley, KS) crossed the finish line with a time of 2:22:12 to win the Marine Corps Marathon Men’s Division and take Armed Forces gold.

Army Spec. Laban Sialo (JB San Antonio, TX) finished second overall with a time of 2:23:48 and Navy PO2 Justin Turner (Fleet Readiness Center SW, CA) completed the podium sweep to place third overall in the Marine Corps Marathon with a time of 2:25:05. All three top Marine Corps Marathon finishers were the top three men for the Armed Forces competition.

Army’s dominance continued this year as they won their fourth consecutive Men’s Armed Forces Team gold medal with a total score of 14 points. Air Force (39 points) edged Navy (41 points) for team silver. Marines place fourth in the team standings with 53 points.

Running in her first marathon, Army Capt. Meghan Curran (Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ) won the Marine Corps Marathon’s Women’s Crown with a time of 2:51:47.

After competing at the CISM World Military Marathon Championship two weeks ago, Navy Lieut. Gina Slaby (Little Creek, VA) place third overall in the Marine Corps Marathon’s Women’s Division with a time of 2:52:32, giving her Armed Forces Silver. The Armed Forces bronze medalist went to Navy Lieut. Susan Richardson (Pax River, MD) with a time of 3:02:06.

Navy Women returned to the top of the Armed Forces standings since 2010 as they won team gold with five points. Army Women took team silver scoring eight points. Marine Corps Women place third with 11 points followed by Air Force placing fourth with 15 points.

The Armed Forces Championship has been held in conjunction with the Marine Corps Marathon since 1998. Last year, the Armed Forces Women swept the podium in the overall Marine Corps Marathon.

The 2014 championship comes just two weeks after the CISM World Military Marathon Championship in Eindhoven, Netherlands 9-14 October. The US Armed Forces Women took team silver, with the men placing 7th. Slaby along with Lt. Col Brenda Schrank (USAF), Maj Elissa Ballas (USAF), Capt Brian Dumm (USAF) and Capt Timothy Richard (USAF) competed in the CISM Championship. All showed their resiliency and endurance by returning to the Armed Forces Championship in just over two weeks.

The 2014 Armed Forces Championship will serve as the selection process for the 2015 CISM Marathon Championship, which will be held as part of the CISM Military World Games 2-11 October in South Korea. The 2015 World Games are projecting 110 nations and over 6,500 athletes. The US Armed Forces is hoping to send a strong delegation and will be sure to do well in Marathon once again.

Complete results:

Individual Medalists:


1 – SPC Samuel Kosgei, Army (Fort Riley, KS); 2:22:12

2 – SPC Laban Sialo, Army (JB San Antonio, TX); 2:23:48

3 – PO2 Justin Turner, Navy (Fleet Readiness Center SW, CA); 2:25:05


1 – CPT Meghan Curran, Army (JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ); 2:51:47

2 – LT Gina Slaby, Navy (Little Creek, VA); 2:52:32

3 – LT Susan Richardson, Navy (Pax River, MD); 3:02:06

Men’s Division:

Army – 1st Place: 14 points

1 – SPC Samuel Kosgei (Fort Riley, KS); 2:22:12

2 – SPC Laban Sialo (JB San Antonio, TX); 2:23:48

4 – SPC David Kiplagat (Fort Carson, CO); 2:32:11

7 –  1LT Bryce Livingston (Fort Eustis, VA); 2:40:16

(9) –  LTC Liam Collins (West Point, NY); 2:40:50

(22) – SPC Patrick Mutai (Fort Hood, TX); 5:59:01

Air Force – 2nd Place: 39 points

5 –  1st Lt Timothy Richard (Little Rock AFB, AR); 2:33:53

8 –  Capt Jason Brosseau (Peterson AFB, CO); 2:40:48

12 –  Lt Col Douglas Wickert (Las Vegas, NV); 2:44:11

14 –  Lt Col Mark Cucuzella (Wright-Patterson AFB, OH); 2:49:48

(15) – Capt Joseph Czabaranek (Eglin AFB, FL); 2:50:19

(19) – Capt Brian Dumm (Ramstein AB, Germany); 3:08:43

Navy – 3rd Place: 41 points

3 – PO2 Justin Turner (Fleet Readiness Center SW, CA); 2:25:05

10 –  CDR Conrad Orloff (Detroit, MI); 2:41:49

11 – LT Kevin Sorrell (USCG MSC, TX); 2:43:34

17 – CDR Gene Severtson (Washington, DC); 2:52:03

(20) – LT Mark Cook (MCB Camp Lejeune, NC); 3:10:29

Marine Corps – 4th Place: 53 points

6 –  Sgt Richard Powell (Austin, TX); 2:33:56

13 – 1stLt Calum Ramm (NAS Oceana, VA); 2:49:21

16 – SSgt Michael Wood (Cincinnati, OH); 2:51:15

18 – LtCol Joseph Galvin (MCB Camp Lejeune, NC); 2:52:44

21 – SSgt Tyler Hubbard (West Lafayette, IN); 3:14:57

Women’s Division:

Navy – 1st Place: 5 points

2 – LT Gina Slaby (Little Creek, VA); 2:52:32

3 – LT Susan Richardson (Pax River, MD); 3:02:06

(14) –  LT Rebecca Adams (Puget Sound, WA); 3:43:22

(16) –  SN Jackie Lewis (Atsugi, Japan); 3:54:10

Army – 2nd Place: 8 points

1 – CPT Meghan Curran (JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ); 2:51:47

7 – 1LT Elizabeth Spangler (Fort Wainwright, AK); 3:09:19

(8) –  CPT Nicole Solana (Fort Rucker, AL); 3:10:11

(10) – CPT Margaret Smith (Fort Meade, MD); 3:17:13

Marine Corps – 3rd Place: 11 points

5 - Capt Angelica Valdez (NAS Oceana, VA); 3:05:15

6 - Capt Christine Taranto (Monterey, CA); 3:08:00

9 - SSgt Sara Pacheco (MCRD San Diego, CA); 3:15:13

13 - LtCol Kristin McCann (MCB Quantico, VA); 3:29:16

Air Force – 4th Place: 15 points

4 - Lt Col Brenda Schrank (JB Andrews, MD); 3:03:49

11 - TSgt Nadia Fisher (Darmstadt, Germany); 3:18:51

12 - Maj Elissa Ballas (Wright-Patterson AFB, OH); 3:21:38

15 - Capt Jennifer Richard (JB San Antonio, TX); 3:43:40