AWESOME! Two Soldiers To Run Marathon In Boots And Full Packs For Wounded Warriors!

Posted on October 28, 2012

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Florida (Rob Johnson-Pensacola News Journal) – Brad King and Alan Moses are raising money for the Wounded Warrior Project by volunteering for a form of physical torture that was once traditional in military training: running in combat boots.

Donors to the fund for combat veterans’ rehabilitation have responded to the Pensacola pair’s sacrifice by contributing nearly $6,000, and the Pensacola Marathon is seeking a higher profile by publicizing their effort.

Alan Moses, 33 (left) and Brad King, 36 (right) are raising money for American wounded warriors by running a marathon in combat boots and full pack on their backs. Image – pnj.com

But King and Moses share a little-known secret about modern-day combat boots: Many models are of about the same weight and comfort levels as pricey running shoes.

“We both bought Rocky C4Ts. They weigh just a little over a pound,” said King, 36, an Army Ranger from 1996 to 2000 who now owns a charter fishing business in Navarre.

King’s shopping skills can’t do much to reduce the burden of another military symbol that he and Moses plan to strap on: 50-pound rucksacks. But King said he and Moses will use a Ranger strategy to make those as comfortable as possible.

Read more:     http://www.pnj.com/article/20121028/NEWS01/310280026/Wearing-combat-boots-carrying-rucksacks-pair-running-Pensacola-Marathon-to-raise-cash-for-Wounded-Warrior-Project?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE&nclick_check=1

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