Over 400 soldiers at Camp Taji in Iraq are taking part in a "shadow" LA Marathon today on their base, running 26.2 miles on the same day as our race. They're running early in the morning to avoid 113 degree daytime heat. There are also two soldiers running along with us in Afghanistan. We sent all of them Clif Bars, Bibs, medals, Official LA Marathon participant shirts and a finish line banner. We're really proud that these brave men and women have chosen to join our event as a way to honor their fallen comrades. Lt Donald Dyer in Afghanistan just sent us an email letting us know that their two soldiers have finished their marathon. Here's the photographic proof. Congratulations to the first two finishers of the LA Marathon!