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Going the Distance

Capt. Marcus Williams, 10th Space Warning Squadron crew commander, completes the Air Force Marathon Sept. 16, 2017 at Wright-Patterson air Force Base. Stationed at Cavalier Air Force Station, North Dakota, Williams is an avid runner.

Capt. Marcus Williams, 10th Space Warning Squadron crew commander, completes the Air Force Marathon Sept. 16, 2017 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Stationed at Cavalier Air Force Station, North Dakota, Williams is an avid runner.

CAVALIER AIR FORCE STATION, N.D. -- Capt. Marcus Williams, 10th Space Warning Squadron crew commander at Cavalier Air Force Station, North Dakota represented Air Force Space Command as part of the Air Force Marathon Major Command Challenge Event team at the 21st Air Force Marathon held at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Sept. 16, 2017.

The months and miles of hard work and dedication Williams spent preparing for the marathon were evident as he finished 21st out of nearly 1500 runners overall with a final time of 3:02:34. He also placed 5th in the men aged 30-34 division.

In addition to being a crew commander and instructor operating Cavalier AFS's Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System phased array radar, Williams has a passion for fitness. He personally trained 10 unit members for a recent Fargo, North Dakota half marathon, led a month long 10 SWS running clinic, and has spearheaded the first ever "GoRuck" team cohesion challenge, in which participants hike a set distance with a weighted backpack, schedulded for Sept. 28, 2017 on Cavalier AFS.

"The 10 SWS Spartans are unbelievably proud of Marcus's accomplishment, his excellent showing demonstrated that the men and women of the 10th Space Warning Squadron and the 21st Space Wing are among the best the AF has to offer!" said Maj Mark Bieda, 10 SWS director of operations.

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