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Warrior Games 2014 Medal Count: Army Leads The Way

Army Maj. Ray O'Donnell waves the Army flag during a medal ceremony at the 2014 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff)

Army Maj. Ray O’Donnell waves the Army flag during a medal ceremony at the 2014 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff)

Following Tuesday’s swimming events at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, Army surged ahead in the medal tally with 30 total, including 9 gold, 13 silver and 8 bronze. And while Army currently leads the Marines by 8 total medals, the Marines’ Hymn was the most often-heard song at the aquatic center as the Marine Corps pulled in 10 gold medals. Here are the medal counts so far:

Army: 30 (9 gold, 13 silver, 8 bronze)

Marine Corps: 22 (11 gold, 7 silver, 4 bronze)

Navy: 7 (1 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze)

Air Force: 25 (9 gold, 7 silver, 9 bronze)

Special Operations: 9 (5 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze)

The Marine Corps team sings the Marines' Hymn during a medal ceremony for swimming events at the 2014 Warrior Games at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff)

The Marine Corps team sings the Marines’ Hymn after notching another first place in the swimming events at the 2014 Warrior Games on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Fans were treated to the Marines’ Hymn 10 times over the course of competition.  (Mike Morones/Staff)

 

App update keeps MCM racers and loved ones in the loop

mcmappWith less than a month to go until the “People’s Marathon,” Marine Corps Marathon organizers have have released a redesigned version of their MCM app — a program that includes course maps, transportation info, runner tracking, weather and more.

The app, on a home page containing a handy countdown clock to the starting line, offers race-day planning details as well as links and photo-sharing capabilities with Facebook, Instragram and Twitter.

For runner use, there’s detailed information on mile markers, water points and food stations, split time updates and links to transportation options and weather information.

Overheard at Warrior Games: “I need an arm …”

Army's Michael Smith competes in a preliminary heat of the men's 50-meter backstroke at the 2014 Warrior Games at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff)

Army’s Michael Smith competes in a preliminary heat of the men’s 50-meter backstroke at the 2014 Warrior Games at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff)

While waiting for his heat in the preliminary round of the men’s 50-meter backstroke, Army athlete Michael Smith pointed to his right arm and said to someone poolside, “I need an arm … and some lungs!”

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Warrior Games 2014: Day 2 Photos

Air Force's Keith Sekora and Marine Corps' Zachary Blair give each other sweaty hugs after a hard-fought Marine Corps 2-0 victory over Air Force in sitting volleyball at the 2014 Warrior Games at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Monday, September 29, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff)

Air Force’s Keith Sekora and Marine Corps’ Zachary Blair give each other big, sweaty hugs after a hard-fought Marine Corps 2-0 victory over Air Force in sitting volleyball at the 2014 Warrior Games at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Monday, September 29, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff)

Warriors Games 2014: Day 2 Medal Count

Col. Shane Tomko, commander of the Wounded Warrior Regiment, congratulates Adam Vickers, gold medalist in the men's recumbent cycling race at the 2014 Warrior Games at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Monday, September 29, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff)

Col. Shane Tomko, commander of the Wounded Warrior Regiment, congratulates Adam Vickers, gold medalist in the men’s recumbent cycling race at the 2014 Warrior Games at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Monday, September 29, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff)

Monday’s cycling events were the first medal contests of the 2014 Warrior Games. Special Operations Command took an early lead with nine total medals including five gold, one silver and three bronze. The Marine Corps isn’t too far behind with six medals including one gold, three silver and two bronze. The Air Force has five, including 3 gold, one silver and one bronze. Army has four medals – two gold, two silver – and the Navy has three including a gold medal, a silver and bronze.