Army repeats sweep of men’s and women’s Armed Forces Marathon gold

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By Armed Forces Sports

Capt. Megan Curran returned to podium to capture her third Armed Forces Women’s gold in four years with a time of 2:50:24, leading Army women to their second straight team gold medal during the
2017 Armed Forces Marathon Championship held in conjunction with the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C.
Oct. 22.

Curran matched her 2016 performance placing second overall in the Marine Corps Marathon women’s division. Curran won the women’s division in 2014.

Army Capt. Chelsea Kim of Fort Jackson, S.C. captured women’s Armed Forces silver and placed fourth overall in the Marine Corps Marathon with a time of 2:54:58. Navy Lt. Katherine Irgens took bronze and placed fifth overall in the Marine Corps Marathon with a time of 2:55:59.

Navy won team silver as Marine Corps placed third, followed by Air Force in fourth.

Army’s dominance of the Armed Forces Championship continued this year as they won their seventh consecutive Men’s Armed Forces Team gold medal.

Navy took team silver with Air Force and Marine Corps placing third and fourth respectively.

Air Force Capt. Kristopher Houghton of Portland, Oregon, won his first Armed Forces men’s gold with a time of 2:28:29.

Navy Lt. Patrick Hearn of Norco, California, captured men’s silver with a time of 2:29:04. Army Spc. Michael Biwott of USAG Bavaria-Grafenwoehr, Germany, took bronze with a time of 2:30:14.

Team scores are determined by the overall Armed Forces place, with the lowest scores determining the winner.

The Armed Forces Championship has been held in conjunction with the Marine Corps Marathon
since 1998.