U.S., International Troops Participate in 2012 Marine Corps Marathon Forward

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. and NATO service members are joined by civilian contractors as they begin the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon Forward on Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 28, 2012. The 26.2-mile marathon, a satellite race to the 37th annual Marine Corps Marathon held in Washington, D.C., has been held annually since 2009. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel Kitandwe
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Julio Tapia, second from left, and Lance Cpl. Chad Quintana, fourth from right, are joined by more than 250 coalition service members and civilian contractors as they begin the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon Forward on Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 28, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Lenzo
  • A U.S. Navy volunteer hands off refreshments to competitors at mile marker six during the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon Forward on Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 28, 2012.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel Kitandwe
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jesse Swayze, left, and Cpl. Erin Castle wear shirts with the names of fallen comrades during the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon Forward on Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 28, 2012.  Swayze is a patrol supervisor assigned the 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, Regional Command (Southwest), and Castle is a topographic analyst assigned to the 1st Intel Battalion. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Lenzo
  • U.S. Marines compete in the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon Forward on Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 28, 2012.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel Kitandwe
  • U.S. service members compete in the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon Forward on Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 28, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel Kitandwe
  • U.S. and NATO service members and civilian contractors compete in the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon Forward on Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 28, 2012.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel Kitandwe
  • A British runner is followed closely by a group of U.S. service members during the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon Forward on Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 28, 2012.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Lenzo