Marathon News and Highlights

USA runners race to 5th-place finish, set personal bests in marathon
Marathon competitors cross the start line during the 7th Conseil International du Sport Militaire World Games in Wuhan, China Oct. 27, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant)
Oct. 26, 2019 - Marine Corps Capt. Kyle King sat exhausted in the back of an oversized bus as it cruised through the downtown streets of a Chinese metropolis.

Military World Games opens with dazzling spectacle
The U.S. Armed Forces Sports team marches during opening ceremonies for the 2019 CISM Military World Games in Wuhan, China Oct. 18, 2019. Teams from more than 100 countries will compete in dozens of sporting events through Oct. 28. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
Oct. 18, 2019 - U.S. service members watched colorful pageantry Friday evening during the opening ceremony for the 7th CISM Military World Games.

Navy men, Air Force women earn gold in Armed Forces marathon competition
The 2018 Armed Forces Marathon Championship held in conjunction with the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. on October 28, featuring service members from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.
Oct. 29, 2018 - Navy lieutenant Patrick Hearn and Army first lieutenant Lindsay Gabow finished today’s 43rd running of the Marine Corps Marathon as the top male and female Armed Forces team runners, respectively.

Army Repeats Sweep of Men’s and Women’s Armed Forces Marathon Gold
Army Capt. Megan Curran with a time of 2:50:24 wins the 2017 Armed Forces Women's Marathon Championship held in conjunction wtih the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon on 22 October in Washington, D.C.  Curran placed 2nd overall in the Women's Division of the Marine Corps Marathon.  Curran won the Women's Division in 2014 and placed 2nd overall in 2016.
Oct. 23, 2017 - 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.

Army Sweeps Men’s and Women’s Armed Forces Marathon; Kosgei wins second Marine Corps Marathon
Army Spec. Samuel Kosgei (Fort Riley, Kansas) crossed the finish line with a time of 2:23:53 to win his second Marine Corps Marathon and Armed Forces gold. The 2016 Armed Forces Marathon is held in conjunction with the 41st Marine Corps Marathon on 30 October in Washington, D.C.
Nov. 2, 2016 - Army Spec. Samuel Kosgei (Fort Riley, Kansas) crossed the finish line with a time of 2:23:53 to win his second Marine Corps Marathon and Armed Forces gold.