Thirty-First Annual Army Ten Miler

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Army Reserve Drill Sergeant, Sgt. 1st Class Christina Martinelli, 98th Training Division (IET), speaks with race participants of the 2015 Army Ten Miler, about the opportunities available to them as drill sergeants with the Army Reserve. Martinelli and counterpart, Staff Sergeant Russell Vidler, 98th Training Division (IET) Drill Sergeant of the Year, spoke to hundreds of visitors stopping in the Army Reserve tent at the Hooah Zone after the race. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton, 108th Training Command (IET), Public Affairs

ARLINGTON, Va. —  For the second straight year, Soldiers from the 98th Training Division (IET) supported the Army Ten Miler held annually in Washington D.C. since 1985, by providing some good old fashioned drill sergeant motivation.

This year more than 30,000 participants entered into what has been called by some as America’s most patriotic race and then took a victory lap through the Hooah Zone where they were met by vendors and spokespersons from military organizations across the country, handing out food, refreshments and Army swag.

Representing the Iroquois Division this year were two of their best, Staff Sgt. Russell Vidler, 98th Training Division Drill (IET) Sergeant of the Year, and Sgt. 1st Class Kristina Martinelli.

This was the first year either of them had been to the ATM. Vidler having been so impressed with the weekend full of events said he would definitely return next year, but as a competitor.

Army Reserve Drill Sergeant, Staff Sgt. Russell Vidler, 98th Training Division (IET) Drill Sergeant of the Year, hands out fliers and speaks with race participants of the 2015 Army Ten Miler, about the opportunities available to them as drill sergeants with the Army Reserve. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton, 108th Training Command (IET), Public Affairs

More than 30,000 racers participated in this year’s 31st Annual Army Ten Miler in Washington D.C. In addition to several runners at the event, the 98th Training Division (IET) also sent two of its finest drill sergeants, Sgt. 1st Class Christina Martinelli and Staff Sgt. Russell Vidler to speak about the benefits of being a drill sergeant with the Army Reserve in the Hooah Zone afterwards. Photo courtesy of @TeamMallet

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