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United States Team Defeats Brazil In Army 10-Mile Event

The Army held their annual ten-mile race in Washington D.C. this weekend. After losing to a team from Brazil for the last three years, a team made up of members of the U.S. Army emerged as champions. From the U.S. Army MWR:

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The All-Army WCAP team dashed away with the international Army trophy after defeating the three-time reigning champions from Rio de Janeiro.

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“We beat the Brazilians,” Spc. Robert Cheseret said moments after leading the elite U.S. squad of four men by finishing third with a time of 48 minutes, 20 seconds ... “Everybody worked hard to make sure we won it, and we did it.”

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The individual champion was Alene Reta of Ethiopia who finished with a time of 47:10 which is faster than you could drive ten miles around the District depending on what time of day you made your trip.

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Nearly 22,000 people finished the race. Visit the official site of the Army 10-miler for more information.