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Runners and two Wounded Warriors on cycles take off at the start of the Wounded Warrior Half-Marathon Saturday, Sept. 15. The event would end up being the largest running event in base history, drawing nearly 1,000 runners for the half-marathon and 5K combined.

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Runners and two Wounded Warriors on cycles take off at the start of the Wounded Warrior Half-Marathon Saturday, Sept. 15. The event would end up being the largest running event in base history, drawing nearly 1,000 runners for the half-marathon and 5K combined.

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  • Runners and two Wounded Warriors on cycles take off at the start of the Wounded Warrior Half-Marathon Saturday, Sept. 15. The event would end up being the largest running event in base history, drawing nearly 1,000 runners for the half-marathon and 5K combined.
  • Thirty-five students in the Naval Construction Training Center’s Construction Mechanic “A” School sound off after running the half-marathon in formation. “It was long and painful, but it was worth it,” said CM3 Sean Badoud, company commander.
  • Capt. Larry Vasquez, commanding officer of Naval Base Ventura County, welcomes runners to the Wounded Warrior Half-Marathon. He told the crowd that he’d never run more than a 10K but was so inspired by the Wounded Warriors that he’d decided to run the half-marathon.
  • Kevin Brown, 25, who grew up in Ventura County but now lives in Iowa, finishes the Wounded Warrior Half-Marathon first with a time of 1:17:52.
  • Keena Carstensen, 52, a cross-country coach at Thousand Oaks High School, cools down after being the first woman to cross the half-marathon finish line with a time of 1:34:54.
  • Friends and family cheer on runners as they approach the half-marathon finish line.
  • Devin Cole, 12, wears a sign supporting his mom, Corrie, who was running the half-marathon. Devin’s dad is EOC Emory Cole with Underwater Construction Team 2.
  • Spirits are never deflated at a half-marathon finish line, but in this case, toward the end of the event, something else was. Volunteers create a gap so runners can get through, and after a few minutes, the inflatable red gateway was gone.
  • Children take off first at the start of the Military Mile. A total of 39 people competed in that event; Joshua Storms, 21, finished first in 7:26.
  • Air Force Staff Sgt. John Rodriguez of the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard, gets a good stretch thanks to Priscilla Rodriguez (no relation) of Advanced Spine and Sport, which provided free post-run stretches to all runners.
  • The Military Mile gave athletes of all abilities the chance to participate.
  • Everyone who finished the half-marathon received this medal.

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