A couple months ago I wrote about some Marines stationed in Okinawa, Japan who would attempt to run the Dallas Running Club Half Marathon ... in Japan at the same time we would run it here in Dallas. For further explanation, read the story here. The whole platoon ended up running it, and the DRC has posted an update.
For those of you complaining about the 70-something temperatures out there the day of said race, you really need to read about the Marines' experience. Here's a sample: "...the Marines ran something around 13.1 miles with no plan, no water stops, no food, soaking wet, on short warning, on a darn-near empty base, with nothing at the end except protein bars from a convenient store, some fast-food, and beer...one Marine stopped after cellulitis in his knee burst and the pus started draining down his leg. Another Marine with some berthing crud couldn’t stop throwing up so he stopped as well. Everyone else finished."
Read more pleasantries here.
Also, be sure and click on the pic to see a larger version — 2nd Lieutenant Ryan Bintz sent it to me, but it got here a little too late to be included with the printed version of the story.