Archive for October 14th, 2009
By Steve Arel U.S. Army Cadet Command
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Pain pulsed through Caleb DeVries’ legs halfway through the Army Ten-Miler. But he had no plans to stop running.
Not now. Not on the downhill side of the biggest run of his collegiate career. And not with his fellow University of Kentucky Cadets depending on him to complete the race.
Jogging along scenic Independence Avenue past the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial, DeVries’ focus was broken by the cheers from crowds lining the route, offering words of encouragement to those going by. Suddenly, the freshman forgot about his legs and picked up the pace.