The 30th “Army Ten Miler” was held in Washington, D.C. today with over 35,000 participants running to “honor fallen Service members and their families.”

And here’s today’s top military finisher, Spc. Caroline Jepleting:

From Stars and Stripes:

The run was just Jepleting’s second 10-mile race ever, lending strength to her goal of joining the Army’s World Class Athlete Program and eventually competing in the Olympics.

“It means my dream is coming true,” the 28-year-old said. “I’m proud of the Army and representing them in races like this and even more to come, I’m just proud.”

More photos from today’s event:

Of note, there were 11 “shadow runs” held around the world including this one in Kandahar, Afghanistan:


More great photos from the Kandahar run here.

Congratulations to all the participants and thank you!