“Be ready for the pain but relaxed deep down inside, but most of all, enjoy yourself.”
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.
Additional reading: Full Mission Profile by Rob Ord, published March 1, 2009.