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Marathon : Ben Shields

Cadet Ben Shields
Class Of: 2015

Company: H-3

Major: History with American Focus (Honors)

Best Marathon Time: 2:47 (2012 Richmond Marathon)
Hometown: Boise, Idaho

Boston Marathon Qualifier: 2:47:16

Per Mile Pace: 6 min 22 secĀ 
About Cadet Ben Shields: "He's been running competitively for almost nine years, running with the team as much as six times a week. The challenge in that? "Finding time to complete academics can be a challenge when most of your afternoon is consumed with long training runs. It can also be hard to find time to just relax, but these are the sacrifices of a sport that demands a proportionally long amount of time to prepare for an event that can last hours."

Thoughts On The 2012 Army-Navy Game Ball Run: "I feel it is a really cool opportunity to do something unique and also to be an integral piece of the game's history and give something to the sport of marathon like marathoners have been doing since the race came into existence."