Army men sweep Ten-Miler

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Eventual race winner Augustus Maiyo (7, at left) leads a group of fellow Army team members across the Potomac and into Washington, D.C., near the two-mile mark of the Army 10 Miler, Oct. 9, 2016.  Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes
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Eventual race winner Augustus Maiyo (7, at left) leads a group of fellow Army team members across the Potomac and into Washington, D.C., near the two-mile mark of the Army 10 Miler, Oct. 9, 2016. Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes

Army men sweep Ten-Miler

by: C. J. Lin | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: October 11, 2016

ARLINGTON, VA. — U.S. Army men swept the top spots of the Army Ten-Miler for a second year in a row, with the win coming as a pleasant surprise to a Fort Carson soldier who was up against some pretty stiff competition.

Sgt. Augustus Maiyo, who has run the race five times before, finally clinched the top spot with a time of 48:20. Maiyo was competing alongside his all-Army teammate, Spc. Paul Chelimo, who won the race last year and was the silver medalist in the 5K event in this summer’s Olympics in Rio.

“I didn’t expect to win it,” said Maiyo, who put on a burst of speed in the final seconds of the race to overtake teammate Lt. Robert Cheseret. “I mean, I was running against Olympians. What do you expect? That makes me happy.”

Chelimo started the race with the team, but did not finish.

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