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Ben Cavazos: Kuwait H.U.R.T. 100 Time 18:59:49, Raises more than $10,000

Army Sgt. Maj. Ruben Cavazos received special permission from both race organizers and military command to run his own 100 mile race in Kuwait. Ben raised over $10,000 dollars for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Here are some photos and descriptions from DIVDS:

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U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Ruben Cavazos from Honolulu, sergeant major of the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center, shares a light moment with Brig. Gen. Luis Visot, deputy commander of operations for the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater), before the beginning of the Hawaiian Ultra Running Team 100 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Jan. 19.

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U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Ruben "Ben" Cavazos, center left, from Honolulu, sergeant major for the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center, and U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Paul Allen, a dietician for Medical Task Force - Kuwait, begin the Hawaiian Ultra Running Team 100 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Jan. 19.

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U.S. Army Maj. Jason "Jay" Edwards, left, from Coldwater, Mich., hands Sgt. Maj. Ruben "Ben" Cavazos from Honolulu, a cup of water after Cavazos finished the 65th mile of the Hawaiian Ultra Running Team 100 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Jan. 19.

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U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Ruben "Ben" Cavazos from Honolulu, sergeant major of the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center, runs the last leg of the Hawaiian Ultra Running Team 100 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Jan. 20.

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U.S. Army Master Sgt. Marvin Bonner of the 595th Transportation Terminal Group, presents Sgt. Maj. Ruben "Ben" Cavazos with a check for $1,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization designed to aid severely wounded service men and women, after Cavazos completed the Hawaiian Ultra Running Team 100 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Jan. 20. Bonner said that he and his family were so inspired by Cavazos's feat that they felt compelled to make the donation.

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U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Ruben "Ben" Cavazos from Honolulu, sergeant major for the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center, holds a sign in Hawaiian and English at the end of the Hawaiian Ultra Running Team 100 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Jan. 20.

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Jay Edwards

I wanted to send a note to the HURT Community that SGM Ben Cavazos was selected as the Army Male Athlete of the Year for 2007. Once the board heard about the HURT 100 and the Wounded Warrior Project this must have really made an impact. This is a huge honor for Ben and was due in large part to the HURT Ohana.

Brian

Looks like an emotional finish. You realy flew dude! Congratulations on another 100mile finish.

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