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Quantico Tri Participant Aims to Protect Officers

QUANTICO, VA (Aug 1, 2013) – Through the efforts of one motivated
athlete, the sold-out sprint distance Quantico Tri, to be held Aug. 18
aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA, will reinforce the message that
every law enforcement agent should be wearing their vest at all times
while on duty. Federal officer Josh Klaus will swim, bike, and run
while wearing a regulation Kevlar ballistics vest weighing
approximately 10 pounds. Klaus is participating on behalf of Project
Active Armor, a program organized by Law Enforcement United and “Law
Officer” magazine.

“We [Project Active Armor] are doing activities to show police
officers that they should be wearing their vests at all times,” says
Klaus. “There is nothing special about the ballistic vest I’ll be
wearing during the Quantico Tri. It’s just like every other vest any
officer wears during a shift.”

While other members of Law Enforcement United have competed in cycling
and running events, Klaus sees the Quantico Tri as a significant
opportunity to demonstrate that a vest should not be viewed as a
hindrance, but as an essential element for protecting an officer’s
life.

“A triathlon tests every motion you have,” says Klaus. “If we
can do something like competing in this event while wearing a vest,
there isn’t a reason an officer can’t wear a vest sitting in a
patrol car or walking a beat.”

The Quantico Tri is the first triathlon hosted by the Marine Corps
Marathon (MCM). All athletes will receive a complimentary finishers’
towel and an ankle strap for the timing chip, as well as a
finisher’s coin provided by Warrior Chip.

Packet Pick-up for the Quantico Tri will be held Saturday, Aug. 17
from 1 to 7 p.m. near the race day transition area at the Clubs at
Quantico, located on Barnett Ave. An informational brief offering
athletes overviews of all three courses, as well as tips on water
etiquette, proper race attire and transition zone procedures will be
conducted at 7 p.m. in the Packet Pick-up tent. All athletes from
first-time participants to seasoned triathletes are encouraged to this
attend this educational session.

Klaus and other members of Project Active Armor will also be competing
in the Crossroads 4-Miler (Sept. 7), the 38th MCM (Oct. 27), and the
Turkey Trot 10K (Nov. 23). Registration for these events is available
at www.marinemarthon.com.

For media information about the Quantico Tri, contact Sandra
Osborn-Peters, MCM Communications Coordinator, at 703-784-2357 or
sandra.osbornpeters@usmc.mil.

The Quantico Tri, part of the 2013 MCM Event Series, is organized by
the Marine Corps Marathon and sponsored by Brooks, GEICO, Scion,
Discover Prince William County & Manassas, VA, Holiday Inn Quantico
Center, Marine Federal Credit Union, Mix 107.3, Hammer Nutrition, the
Haven Apartments and Warrior Chip. No federal or Marine Corps
endorsement implied.

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