Sept. 17, 2012
WRIGHT PATTERSON AFB, Ohio - Former Academy distance runner Capt Brian Dumm (Class of 2005) was the overall winner of the Air Force Marathon on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio. Clocking a 26.2-mile time of 2:28:58, Dumm claimed his second title in three years.
Dumm, a three-year letterwinner for the Falcons' cross country team and the 2004 Most Valuable Runner, is currently an instructor in the English department at the Academy. He also won the Air Force Marathon in 2010 and placed third in the Air Force Half-Marathon last year.
Capt Ben Payne (Class of 2004) was the overall winner of the men's half-marathon after setting a new course record with a 13.1-mile time of 1:07:23. Payne was a four-year letterwinner of the cross country and track teams, a two-time cross country MVP, the 2004 track and field MVP and the Academy's Most Valuable Male Athlete.
The race program of the Air Force Marathon, which included the marathon, half-marathon and 10,000- meter run, drew 15,000 runners from 50 states and 20 foreign countries. With their victories, both Dumm and Payne qualified to the Marine Corps Marathon (Armed Forces Championships) on Sunday, Oct. 28, in Washington, D.C.