Topic: Nashville’s Country Music Marathon
Written by Spc. Michael Newell
101st Combat Aviation Brigade
Nashville, TN – Service members and celebrities were among approximately 31,000 runners in the 13th Annual Country Music Marathon in Nashville, Tennessee, Saturday.
Beautiful weather greeted all the runners who participated in the charity event for Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
The event resembled more of a block party than running event. The 26.2-mile route was lined with 50 bands playing live on 28 different stages, cheerleaders and thousands of spectators. The course wound its way through the heart of Nashville’s historic Music Row.
1st Sgt. Ronald Schlangen, Headquarters and Headquarters Company senior non-commissioned officer in charge, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division runs the 13th Annual Country Music Marathon in Nashville, Tenn., Saturday. Approximately 31,000 runners participated in this fund-raising event for the Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, including 101st Airborne soldiers, officers and civilians.
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By Brad Kirtley – APSU Sports Information Director
Second-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America.
“No one would believe that back home,” said 2nd Lt. Shamai Larsen, who recently earned the award after being a two-year member of Austin Peay State University’s cross country and track teams.
Why would people in Dillingham, Alaska be surprised?
Larsen was a high school dropout.
“The town I grew up in was small, 2,500 people,” said Larsen, who graduated from Austin Peay and was commissioned by the Army in May. “There are really no roads in and out-you have to fly. There were 140 students in my high school and I was in a class of about 25. It was really a tough way to grow up. You really don’t get to experience the outside world. It also was dark a lot during the winter time.” «Read the rest of this article»