The All-Marine Men’s and Women’s Triathlon Teams competed in the Armed Forces Triathlon Championship on September 11th aboard Naval Base Ventura County, CA. Although the Marines raced hard in the Olympic-distance triathlon, they ultimately lost both the team competitions, falling to both Navy and Air Force (Army did not participate).
On the women’s team side, First Lieutenant Stephanie Murphy, assigned to III MEF MIG aboard Camp Butler, led the pack and captured the individual gold medal with an impressive 2:09:33 race time. Captain Emma Quinn and Second Lieutenant Alana Phillips would also score for the Marine team, finishing in 8th and 9th places, respectively.
For the men’s team, Major Tom Scovel was the highest placing Marine coming in 11th place with a 2:00:03 time. Master Sergeant Chad Holladay, Lieutenant Colonel Paul Marcy, Second Lieutenant Joey Clingerman, and Captain John Marino rounded out the scoring for the Marine team, finishing in 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th places, respectively.
In the women’s masters’ category, Major Candace White claimed the individual silver medal as the only Marine representative. Colonel Joseph Galvin and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Stuart Shine took 4th and 6th places in the men’s masters’ race.
Respect can be described as a perceived value that we attach to ourselves and others. To respect others, we must first respect ourselves. Exercise helps us build confidence that increases our sense of self-worth and confidence.
This year marks the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon (MCM), which will occur on October 22, in Arlington, Va. The MCM is one of the largest marathons in the US, and stands as the largest marathon in the world that doesn’t offer prize money, earning it the moniker, “The People’s Marathon.” Check out some of the key points in the history of one of the Corps’ most exciting Fall events.
We sat down with Capt Christine Taranto, winner of the Women’s Armed Forces Marathon Championship, to find out how she maintains her mental and physical readiness.