Army Ten-Miler Scheduled For October 7th

October 5, 2007

Breaking News 10/08/07: A runner from Fairfax County died Sunday during the Army Ten-Miler race near the finish line at the Pentagon.

The runner collapsed about 10:40 a.m. about 200 yards from the finish line, said Col. Jim Yonts. Arlington County medics responded immediately and took the runner to George Washington University Hospital.

The cause of death was not known. Yonts said he did not know the runner’s age. The runner was a civilian, not a member of the military, he said. At this time, the name of the deceased has not been released. Please keep this runner and his/her family in your thoughts and prayers.
Army Times

This is the third in a series of three press releases I’ve posted on the Army 10-Miler. If you recall a couple weeks back I had been contacted by Roxana Hoveyda and been sent the Press Release about the 3rd ID Wives that are running in honor of their deployed spouses. Then last week, Roxana sent me the press release on the Missing Parts In Action team of Wounded Warriors who would be running in the race as well. Roxana has sent me a 3rd Press Release, which I’ll share with you all here. One thing that I’d like to point out, which I’ve bolded in the Press Release, is that some of our Troops, at Camps Victory, Taji and Al Asad are also running and will hold a Press Conference via live video conference and discuss about the difficulties they encountered training for the race in the middle of a Warzone. That newsconference is today. Tune in if you can!


Who: Army Ten-Miler Participants

Confirmed Participants:
Missing Parts in Action Team - Members of the famed military amputee team to
discuss what it takes to train for this event, the new life challenges they
face, what the event means to them and how they have triumphed over their
injuries. Panelists to include: Major David Rozelle, 1LT Ivan Castro, CPT
Wesley Knight, Ed Salau, Nick Myhre, and CPT Elizabeth Painter.

Shadow Race Runners at Camps Victory, Taji and Al Asad - Runners in Iraq via
live video conference, to discuss the challenges of training in a war zone
and in the desert. They will be running their own Ten-Milers on October 7 in
honor of the stateside event.

Alisa Harvey - She is a 4-time women’s overall champion of the Army Ten-Miler
(1998, 1999, 2003 and 2006), a 2006 University of Tennessee Lady Volunteer
Hall of Fame inductee, the 2007 USATF Masters Female Athlete of the Year, Pan
American Games gold medal winner and Olympic trials qualifier.

Jared Nyamboke - Ethiopia, Team: Foot Solutions - 2nd (2:25:31) Cellcom Green
Bay Marathon, WI (5/06) - 1st (2:29:15) Run Barbados Half Marathon (12/05) -
1st (2:28:38) Prince Edward County Marathon, Ontario (10/05). His personal
record for the marathon is 2:14 which he ran in 2004 at the Lena Marathon in

Tatyana Pozdnyakova - Running with Foot Solutions Elite Women’s Team, Tatyana
is 8-time Runner’s World Female Masters Runner of the Year and world’s
fastest master runner in long distance running. (2:34:24); 1st Overall Female
Freescale Austin Marathon (02/06), (59:00); 1st Masters Female Crim Festival
of Races 10-miler (08/06).

LTC Marty Muchow - 2006 Army Ten-Miler Masters winner. All Army team member.

CPT Trisha Stavinoha - 2006, 2007 All Army XC team, 2007 All Army Tri team,
8th overall and 1st age group for 2006 Army Tem Miler (1:01:14).

Members of the Army Ten-Miler Operations and Security Staff

Moderated by: Steve Nearman - the running writer and columnist for The
Washington Times. Nearman is also a competitive middle-distance runner.

When: Friday, Oct. 5, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Where: The TANDBERG Interactive Zone, located in the Arlington Ballroom of
the Crystal Gateway Marriott. The hotel is located at the intersection of
Eads and 15th Streets in Arlington, Va. Metro accessible on blue/yellow
lines at the Crystal City Station. Tel: (703) 920-3230.

Why: To highlight the athletes, the event, the Army and the tremendous
amount of logistical coordination to hold America’s largest 10-mile race.

Credentialing: Credentialing will be done at the hotel from Noon-4 p.m. To
received credentials send an email to or
and include the following info: Name of
the individual(s), media outlet, email address, phone number, and indication
of specialty i.e. reporter, photographer, videographer, etc.

Media representative(s) will be notified by email that he or she has been
granted access to the Army Ten-Miler and its associated events.

Media Kits: Are available online in advance on the Media/Photo Page at

Information: Call Roxana Hoveyda at 202-685-4820 or Shaunteh Kelly at


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