31 Oct '16, 12pm

Congrats to #USArmy Spc. Samuel Kosgei, winner of the 2016 Marine Corps Marathon:

Congrats to #USArmy Spc. Samuel Kosgei, winner of the 2016 Marine Corps Marathon:

WASHINGTON (Army News Service) -- Army Spc. Samuel Kosgei won the 41st Marine Corps Marathon, Sunday, with a time of two hours, 23 minutes and 53 seconds. Desta Beriso Morkama came in second at 2:24:29, followed by Oscar Caron Santos at 2:25:03. Perry Shoemaker, of Vienna, Virginia, was the first female to cross the finish at 2:51:48, and Marine Corps Capt. Geophery Mills, of Nokesville, Virginia, won the 10K portion of the event with a time of 38:01. Arkadiusz Skrzypinski, of Poland, won the hand crank event with a time of 1:17:18. KOSGEI STRATEGY PAYS After the race, Kosgei, who won the 2014 Marine Corps Marathon as well, explained how he won the marathon this year. Surprisingly, Kosgei said he never trained more than eight to 10 miles for the marathon. The 26.2 mile route for this year's race began at the Pentagon, wound through Arlington, Virginia, and the District of ...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/177559?a

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