Fort Bragg runners capture Army Ten-Miler titles

Posted October 10, 2011 9:24 a.m. EDT
Updated October 10, 2011 10:24 a.m. EDT

— Soldiers from Fort Bragg took first place in the men's, women's and men's master team active duty divisions Sunday at the annual Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C.

Fort Bragg's women's team won the Commander's Cup for the fourth consecutive year while the men's team won its first event crown.

The men's master team, which also brought home the Commander's Cup, was comprised of four men older than 40. 

More than 30,000 people and 701 teams competed in the race, which is in its 27th year. It's one of the largest 10-mile races in the world. 

Fort Bragg's teams were identified based on their performance during the Fort Bragg Army Ten-Miler in June.

Since then, the soldiers trained 5 to 6 days a week to prepare for Sunday's event in the nation's capital. 

Soldiers stationed in Bagram, Afghanistan also took place in the Army tradition, lacing up their shoes and completing the 10 miles on a stretch of Bagram Airfield's main street.

Close to 500 troops stationed in Afghanistan took part in the early morning run.