30 Oct '16, 7pm

Army medic Samuel Kosgei returns to front of Marine Corps Marathon field

Army medic Samuel Kosgei returns to front of Marine Corps Marathon field

ARLINGTON, Va. — Repeating his win from two years ago, Army Spc. Samuel Kosgei claimed first place at the 41st Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday. Kosgei, a medic stationed at Fort Riley, Kan., won the 26.2 mile race with a time of 2:23:52. Desta Morkama of Arlington, Va., came in second in 2:24:28 and Oscar Santos placed third at 2:25:02. “Today I felt good all the way,” said Kosgei, who won the 2014 race with a time that was a minute faster. “I stayed controlled and then I made a move, which really worked for me.” Kosgei, who currently trains on his own by running 80 to 90 miles a week, was hoping to make the Army World Class Athlete Program. Perry Shoemaker, who placed second at the Army Ten-Miler earlier this month, was the first female finisher with a time of 2:51:47. Army Capt. Meghan Curran of Denver placed second at 2:53:18 and Nicole Irving of Arlington came in third...

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