2nd Annual Anaconda Army 10-Miler


LSA ANACONDA, BALAD, Iraq — A military policeman from Kentucky and a Marine Corps comptroller from Houston were the top male and female finishers in the second annual Anaconda Army Ten-Miler run here October 24.

Army Cpl. Curtis Persinger from the 1103rd Military Police Battalion at Camp Babylon finished first among all runners with a time of 56:02.

Capt. Edna Rodriguez, a Marine Corps comptroller, was the top female finisher with a time of 115:02. Rodriguez works in the Multi-National Corps - Iraq comptroller's office.

Over 1,200 runners participated in the Anaconda race that was designed to mirror the annual Army Ten-Miler held in Washington, D.C. also on the 24th.

Soldiers from the 3rd Signal Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas took top team honors with an average time of 107:07.

A team from the 502nd Engineer Company, Hanau, German won the four-person relay coming in at 106:41.

The D.C. run is the world's largest 10- mile road race.