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Air Force Space Command team takes first place at Air Force Marathon MAJCOM Challenge

By 2nd Lt. Kristen Shimkus

Air Force Space Command Public Affairs

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — A team comprised of 10 runners from across Air Force Space Command won the Air Force Marathon’s annual Major Command Challenge. The 22nd Air Force marathon was held at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Sept. 15 and the winners of the MAJCOM Challenge were announced via Facebook Sept. 27.

The MAJCOM Challenge is a friendly competition open to all active duty, reserve, and Air National Guard personnel. Each MAJCOM team was made up of four full marathoners (three men and one woman) and six half marathoners (four men and two women).

AFSPC team members included:

Full Marathon:

• Maj. Jason Brosseau, Headquarters AFSPC

• Capt. Marcus Williams Jr., 4th Space Control Squadron

• 2nd Lt. Nathan Isaacs, 20th SPCS

• Master Sgt. Tiffany Lambert, 561st Network Operations Squadron

Half Marathon:

• Maj. Anna Fedotova, 61st Medical Squadron

• Maj. Joel Fenlason, 14th Air Force

• Capt. Andrew Layman, 21st Space Wing

• 1st Lt. Nicholas Ruiz, 50th Mission Support Group

• 1st Lt. Veronica Leddy, 50th Civil Engineering Squadron

• Senior Master Sgt. David Argabright, 83rd NOS

“There was a lot of pressure going into this race since the Air National Guard’s team was two-time reigning champions and we knew they were going to be hard to beat,” said Brosseau, the ninth overall finisher for the full marathon. “I couldn’t be more excited and proud that our AFSPC team came together in the end and took home first place.”

A total of 12 military teams competed in the MAJCOM Challenge. The AFSPC team won with a combined time of 22 hours, 43 minutes and 10 seconds, beating the two-time reigning champions, the Air National Guard team, by more than 56 minutes. AFSPC also improved from their third place finish last year.

“The MAJCOM Challenge was a great opportunity to build relationships with Airmen around the MAJCOM and find people that share your passion,” said Williams, the 11th overall finisher for the full marathon. “We were able to synchronize and improve our own training and help us achieve our personal goals through this team.”

For more information about next year’s MAJCOM Challenge and how to apply, visit the Air Force Marathon’s official website: www.usafmarathon.com.

Air Force Space Command team takes first place at Air Force Marathon MAJCOM Challenge
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