Marine Corps Marathon Turns Into A Huge Success

November 1st, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
Marine Corps MarathonNov 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) For Air Force 2nd Lt. Jacob Bradosky, this year’s Marine Corps Marathon was something that he had dreamed off all his life. The 23-year-old Wright State graduate turned out to the first runner to touch the finishing line in just about 2 hours 23 minutes 30 seconds. The event was reached its 35th year this time turned out to be grand success with thousands of enthusiastic participants taking part with the aim of emerging victorious.

While talking to reporters about the spectacular feat that he had displayed during Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon, Jacob Bradosky divulged that he had been advised to run the first 20 miles with his head and the last six miles with his head, a strategy that he followed during the event on Sunday morning. The technique surely seemed to have done the trick for the 23-year-old Air Force 2nd Lt. who is stationed near Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara, in the state of California. The marathon which follows a course of 26.2 miles commences its journey from the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington and gradually made its way through some of the most significant monuments downtown.

This year’s Marine Corps Marathon was held amidst tight security in the wake of the recent shooting incidents at the United States military sites around four times. Given the fact that in the recent weeks, the Marine Corps Museum has twice been the target of gunmen, security was beefed up for Sunday’s event to ensure that it can proceed without any obstacles. With the heightened security, the 35th Marine Corps Marathon went on unhindered.

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