07 Sep '12, 11pm

#Airman takes on the death race

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFNS) -- (This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes " series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.) Airman 1st Class Adam Orton is far from the ultra-endurance athletes, military special operators and seasoned adventure athletes typically found at the starting line of the annual Spartan Death Race. The 20-year-old aerospace propulsion journeyman with the 74th Aircraft Maintenance Unit has yet to even compete in a half-marathon. But, a 5'11", 165-pound frame hides his disproportionate strength, endurance and determination. In 2011, Orton endured 30 hours of arguably the world's toughest race. Only about 10 to 15 percent of the competitors will even cross the finish line. The Spartan Death Race consists of more than 48 hours of running through Vermont's mountain trails carrying 50 pounds of ...

Full article: http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123315483

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