Royal Marines Smash Speed March World Record.


Oct 23, 2008
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A team of eight serving and former Royal Marines has smashed the Speed March World Record.

The record consists of completing a full marathon distance of 26.2 miles while carrying a weight of 40lbs or more.

The Royal Marines finished it in four hours, 16 minutes and 43 seconds, breaking the previous record by over two minutes.

Roger Dobson, CEO of The Royal Marines Club says: "The atmosphere here is electric.

"It's no wonder this record has stood for nearly 20 years and I'm in no doubt this team's efforts today will last for many years to come."

The team nature of the challenge is essential, as every member that takes part must make it to the end, or the attempt doesn't count.

This is one of the reasons why the Royal Marines are world leaders in it.

Previously, the record was held by the 29 Commando Regiment RA, who in 1998 completed the distance in four hours, 19 minutes and 7 seconds.

A speed march is a combination of marching and running which features in one of the four Commando Tests that every Royal Marine must pass to earn their green beret.

The Commando Tests include an Endurance Course, a 9-mile speed march, a Tarzan Assault course and a 30-mile march across Dartmoor.

BZ one and all.:cool:

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