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Roger Ball (center) and others at the six mile mark, run down from a roadway overpass. He would eventually be the 164th individual runner the cross the finish line along with approximately 3000 competitors from around the world who converged onto Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, for the fourth annual Air Force Marathon on September 16, 2000. Starting and ending amid legendary aircraft at the Air Force Museum, the course led runners throughout the scenic base. The fastest unofficial time was 2:26:30 Christopher L. Rodney on his wheelchair. Individual runner, John Agnew ran a 2:30:50. The National Guard Seacows fielded an Ekiden-style relay team that came in with an elapsed time of ...

Roger Ball (center) and others at the six mile mark, run down from a roadway overpass. He would eventually be the 164th individual runner the cross the finish line along with approximately 3000 competitors from around the world who converged onto Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, for the fourth annual Air Force Marathon on September 16, 2000. Starting and ending amid legendary aircraft at the Air Force Museum, the course led runners throughout the scenic base. The fastest unofficial time was 2:26:30 Christopher L. Rodney on his wheelchair. Individual runner, John Agnew ran a 2:30:50. The National Guard Seacows fielded an Ekiden-style relay team that came in with an elapsed time of ...

 
 
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[Complete] Scene Caption: Roger Ball (center) and others at the six mile mark, run down from a roadway overpass. He would eventually be the 164th individual runner the cross the finish line along with approximately 3000 competitors from around the world who converged onto Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, for the fourth annual Air Force Marathon on September 16, 2000. Starting and ending amid legendary aircraft at the Air Force Museum, the course led runners throughout the scenic base. The fastest unofficial time was 2:26:30 Christopher L. Rodney on his wheelchair. Individual runner, John Agnew ran a 2:30:50. The National Guard Seacows fielded an Ekiden-style relay team that came in with an elapsed time of 2:16:54. And with a cumulative time of 8:14:04 the Allied Air Forces, Northern Europe (AIRNORTH) team was the fastest marathon team. For the third consecutive year, a microchip was used to accurately record the time of each participant. As competitors ran over a magnetic antenna mat, their times were instantly added to a computer database. Experienced marathon competitors at this event commented that the Air Force Marathon is a leader in organization and aid station support for the competitors.

Base: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

State: Ohio (OH)

Country: United States Of America (USA)

Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Lance Cheung, USAF

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

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16/09/2000
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