In a race kicked off by a recent Medal of Honor recipient skydiving to the start line, Army soldiers on Sunday captured the top spots in both male and female divisions of the 2014 Marine Corps Marathon.
Air Force faces a ground-based attack for the third time in four weeks Saturday, but in finding a running game as good as Army's, coach Troy Calhoun had to look beyond the past month and into college football history.
When a U.S. amateur basketball team toured the Soviet Union in 1972 during the height of the Cold War, one player was uniquely qualified to peek behind the Iron Curtain. Gregg Popovich, the man who would later lead the Spurs to five NBA championships, was a young Air Force officer who had majored in Soviet studies, spoke fluent Russian and trained in military intelligence.
Among the runners entered in the meet Monday at Camp Fuji and Tuesday at Ikego Heights Naval Housing Area are two sets of rivals: American School In Japan senior Evan Yukevich and Kadena junior Hunter Ficenec on the boys side and Kadena’s Wren Renquist and Seisen International freshman Brittani Shappell on the girls.