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Soldier: I smashed a Guinness World Record

Dustin McClure says he completed a 5,000-meter run with a 40-pound rucksack in 20.06 minutes.

Soldier: I smashed a Guinness World Record
By Gina Cavallaro - Staff writer
Posted : Thursday Dec 4, 2008 13:08:51 EST

Second Lt. Dustin McClure started Ranger School Nov. 2, but before he signed in he went to a mailbox and sent a package to the folks at Guinness World Records.

He claims to have broken the world record for the fastest 5,000-meter run with a 40-pound rucksack.

The world record belonged to another soldier, Sgt. Jake Truex, who on Feb. 14, 2006, made the run in Hanau, Germany, clocking in at 22:20 and breaking the previous record of 25:15.

McClure made his run at Fort Benning, Ga., on Oct. 12 and came in at 20:06, as certified by his commanding officer and others.

Im a big-time runner, and anything that has to do with physical endurance appeals to me, said McClure, 28, who was an all-conference runner at Oklahoma State University before enlisting in the Army in September 2005.

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