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Bagram hosts deployed AF Marathon

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Chief Master Sgt. Stephanie Cates, 455 Expeditionary Operations Group superintendent, photographs participants of the 22nd Annual Air Force Marathon on Bagram Airfield, Sept. 21, 2018. Although not the official marathon, participants who are on Bagram AF were able to run in a deployed variation of the event which also included a 10K, half and full marathon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristin High)

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Chief Master Sgt. Stephanie Cates, 455 Expeditionary Operations Group superintendent, puts a medal on Major Sarah Joy Carrasco, one of the participants of the 22nd Annual Air Force Marathon, on Bagram Airfield, Sept. 21, 2018. Carrasco won the half marathon portion for females with a run time of 1:46:38 for 13.1 miles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristin High)

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Participants of the half-marathon start their journey of 13.1 miles during the 22nd Annual Air Force Marathon on Bagram Airfield, Sept. 21, 2018. Approximately 150 U.S. service members, civilians and coalition partners participated this year in the Deployed Air Force Marathon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristin High)

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U.S. service members, civilians and coalition partners relax before the half marathon began during the deployed variation of the 22nd Annual Air Force Marathon on Bagram Airfield, Sept. 21, 2018. The first official Air Force Marathon was held on September 20, 1997, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Air Force, and is held the third Saturday in September each year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristin High)

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Runners take-off on their 26.2 mile trek during the 22nd Annual Air Force Marathon on Bagram Airfield, Sept. 21, 2018. Participants in the full marathon started their journey around 4 a.m. with many finishing between 3-5 hours later. Approximately 150 U.S. service members, civilians and coalition partners participated this year in the Deployed Air Force Marathon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristin High)

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Chief Master Sgt. Stephanie Cates, 455 Expeditionary Operations Group superintendent, photographs participants of the 22nd Annual Air Force Marathon on Bagram Airfield, Sept. 21, 2018. Although not the official marathon, participants who are on Bagram AF were able to run in a deployed variation of the event which also included a 10K, half and full marathon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristin High)