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28 Year Old Army Vet Runs Full Little Rock Marathon For A Purpose
Imagine walking 26.2 miles with over 70 pounds on you back the entire way.
That's exactly what 28-year-old Nick Nelson of Conway did today for the
ninth annual Little Rock Marathon. Nelson is a six-year veteran of the
U.S. Army now serving in the 39th infantry brigade of the Arkansas National
Guard, stationed at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock.
Nelson participated in uniform, helmet included, carrying full Battle Dress
Uniform (BDU) gear on his back. He did so for two reasons, one, for the
training; and, two, for the opportunity to promote the U.S. Army. When
asked about the reaction he received along the course, he said he was
"fascinated" and "couldn't believe it."
Nelson completed the race in 8:36:47.