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Soldier tries for 1-mile run record—in bomb suit

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Our friends across the newsroom at Outside the Wire report this week about a soldier who may have run a record-setting 11-minute mile. Why record setting?

Because she was wearing a 75-pound Explosive Ordnance Disposal suit.

Staff writer Toni Rico writes:

Talk about mission-focused PT: First Lt. Ashley Sorensen, an EOD officer, may have set a world record for the woman’s fastest one-mile run in a bomb suit. Yes, it’s a thing.

Her one-mile time of 11 minutes, 6 seconds in the 75-pound Explosive Ordnance Disposal suit needs to be verified by  Guinness World Records, but if it gets the official stamp of approval she would be the first to hold the record.

“There is not a previous record holder for this,” a Guinness World Records spokesperson said in an email.

Read the rest of Toni’s post over on Outside the Wire.

Sara Davidson

Sara Davidson is an ultrarunner and contributor to PT365. She's run 7 marathons and 31 ultramarathons. This fall she is training for the Marine Corps Marathon using our PT365 Run Plan. Reach her at sdavidson@gannett.com .