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      They carried what how far?!

      The seven Army values read: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, Personal Courage
      Ten Army soldiers showed what it really means to be Army Strong Saturday.

      For the second annual Iron Mountain Half Marathon, the active duty soldiers, based in Iron Mountain, worked together to carry a 9 foot, 160-pound totem pole the entire 13.1 miles. They did it to promote Army values and show the importance of teamwork. The First National Bank and Trust organized the event, which had about 350 runners total. The ten soldiers finished the half marathon in about three-and-a-half hours.

      "It was very challenging, but together with teamwork we made it possible. We had a couple of people who really started to cramp up, but that's what we're here for is to help each other get through even the most difficult tasks," said Captain Maureen Stagney, Commander of the Iron Mountain Recruiting Company.

      The soldiers say they would love to do it again next year.