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A 9:22 mile — in a bomb suit

One of my favorite t-shirts says "EOD: If you see me running, follow me." But I never thought that anyone could run a mile in a 80-pound bomb suit of the sort made famous by the film The Hurt Locker. Air Force Staff Sgt. Owen Duff, who is based in Kirkuk, did just that, coming ...

US Army Korea - IMCOM /flickr
US Army Korea - IMCOM /flickr
US Army Korea - IMCOM /flickr

One of my favorite t-shirts says "EOD: If you see me running, follow me."

But I never thought that anyone could run a mile in a 80-pound bomb suit of the sort made famous by the film The Hurt Locker. Air Force Staff Sgt. Owen Duff, who is based in Kirkuk, did just that, coming in at 9 minutes and 22 seconds, according to Runner's World.

One of my favorite t-shirts says "EOD: If you see me running, follow me."

But I never thought that anyone could run a mile in a 80-pound bomb suit of the sort made famous by the film The Hurt Locker. Air Force Staff Sgt. Owen Duff, who is based in Kirkuk, did just that, coming in at 9 minutes and 22 seconds, according to Runner’s World.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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