Lt. Cmdr. Russell Merrick ran for nearly 105 hours straight, battled hallucinations, locked knees, blistered and severely swollen feet and pushed through pure exhaustion to complete the Bigfoot 200 Endurance Run that spans from Mount St. Helens in the Cascade Mountain Range in Washington to Randle, Washington. His drive and determination make him an inspiration to his fellow shipmates.
Lt. j.g. Patrick Fernandez stands with the Marine Corps Marathon’s first and second place finisher. Photo courtesy of Lt. j.g. Patrick Fernandez. Alongside the 20,895 runners competing at this year’s Marine Corps Marathon was one Coast Guardsman who was running a marathon for the first time. As he crossed the finish line with a time
Yesterday, we mentioned the search effort to locate a possible downed aircraft. The case ended well when Guardians from Station Marathon located the three passengers clinging to a lobster trap buoy yesterday. More than 100 Coast Guard and partner agency personnel were involved in the 2,200 square mile, two-day search. Story and pictures from the