Maryland Defense Force Public Affairs
10 June 2013
The Maryland Defense Force (MDDF) provided onsite medical support for the nearly 3,000 participants in the EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon that took place on June 9, 2013 in Cambridge, Maryland. This competition at Great Marsh Park featured a 1.2 mile swim, followed by a 56 mile bike ride. After the bike ride, the race ended with a 13.1 mile run. This competition was sanctioned by USA Triathlon (USAT) and organizers followed the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) rules.
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|Brig. Gen. (MDDF) Stanley Minken briefs Maj. Gen. James Adkins, the Adjutant General of Maryland|
Brig. Gen. (MDDF) Minken commented that, “Supporting this event helped the athletes and also helped our personnel get valuable experience as we prepare to serve the citizens of Maryland during an emergency or disaster situation.” “Task Force Terrapin performed extremely well and the lessons we learned will make our future service delivery even better.”
The Maryland Defense Force (MDDF) is the State’s uniformed volunteer military unit providing professional and technical assistance to the Maryland Military Department. Established in 1917, the MDDF consists of nearly 450 personnel who perform legal, engineering, finance, medical, chaplain, field support and ceremonial services for the State of Maryland. For more information: www.mddf.maryland.gov.