Brazilian Army Team Takes Second Place in Army Ten-Miler
By Dialogo October 19, 2011
On October 9, the Brazilian Army running team participated in the 27th Annual Army Ten-Miler race, organized by the U.S. Army.
The event, which took place in Washington, D.C., attracted more than 30,000 runners, both civilian and military, from different countries. During the race, participants ran past locations in the U.S. capital which are recognized around the world, such as the Pentagon, Arlington Cemetery, the Washington Monument, the Capitol building, and the White House, among others.
The Brazilian representatives finished the competition in second place (3 hours, 16 minutes, 9 seconds), behind the U.S. team (3 hours, 16 minutes, 5 seconds). The six athletes from the Brazilian Army Sports Commission finished among the top 15 competitors.
The Army Ten-Miler race is the most important event of its kind organized by the U.S. Army and one of the largest 16-kilometer races in the world.