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Soldiers Race Minefield Marathon in Afghanistan

NPR's Ivan Watson reports on what may be the first minefield marathon. International troops stationed outside Kabul recently completed a 26.2-mile race through some of Afghanistan's deadliest ground. The exercise was designed as a morale booster for coalition forces. (2:50)

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Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.

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