The March to the Finish: The Ranger Challenge Part 3

By Duke University Blue Devil Eagle Battalion

In Competition, LEO/Mil, Videos

January 30, 2010

Video Article

“Be ready for the pain but relaxed deep down inside, but most of all, enjoy yourself.”

Maj. Shane Finison might be directing a WOD at CrossFit Durham or he might be preparing the Duke University Ranger Challenge Team for the 10K ruck march.

In Part 3 of this series, the cadets from Duke set out on a 10K march carrying a rifle and 35 lb. of gear. It’s a harsh end to the competition, and it demands endurance, perseverance and teamwork. When injuries occur, teammates have to step up, and when the athletes cross the finish line, they cross it as a family.

While the team from Duke didn’t finish the Ranger Challenge in first place, they still learned important lessons that will aid them throughout their military careers.

Video by Again Faster.

10min 09sec

Additional reading: Full Mission Profile by Rob Ord, published March 1, 2009.

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4 Comments on “The March to the Finish: The Ranger Challenge Part 3 ”


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nice work, the 10k is always miserable


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great bunch of future warrior leaders! lead the way!


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Great video!


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These videos are nice for those who are unfamiliar with ranger challenge and Army ROTC, but, as a fellow cadet and ranger challenge participant from Iowa State U I'd like to see some numbers, training info, and results.

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