31 Mar '12, 3pm

2 EOD soldiers go for world records, running in bomb suits

View Gallery (9 images) Army Sgt. 1st Class Eric Johnson of the 702nd Explosive Ordnance Detachment in Grafenwoehr, Germany, is joined Saturday by supporters as he nears the finish line in his effort to break a world record for a one-mile run in a bomb suit. His time of 8 minutes, 5 seconds on March 31, 2012, eclipsed the current mark recognized by the World Records Academy of 8:30, set by a Navy ensign. Steven Beardsley/Stars and Stripes Buy a print Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link GRAFENWÖHR, Germany — It’s rarely a good sign when a soldier in an 80-pound bomb disposal suit starts running. Saturday it was a sight met with cheers and encouragement, as two members of the 702nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company attempted record-setting runs in the cumbersome suits, part of a fund-raiser for two...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/europe/germany/2-eod-soldiers...

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