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Marines compete for tactical athlete title

By Lance Cpl. Jonah Lovy | Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort | July 30, 2015


Marine Corps Community Services held a Tactical Athlete Competition July 28-29, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.

Marines from MCAS Beaufort competed in challenges based on the rigorous fundamentals of the High Intensity Tactical Training program, said Kelly Colon, a personal trainer and HITT instructor aboard MCAS Beaufort.

The course includes several cone drills, a standing broad jump, a kneeling power ball throw, a 400 yard tactical course, and a kettlebell burpee challenge.

"Our main objective when we do these courses is to teach Marines how to prevent injuries and still get a good workout in," said Colon

The winners of the challenge will be announced next week. The male and female with the top scores will be flown out to Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., to compete in finals.