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‘Rocket City Redneck’ Runs Marines Corp in Full Body Armor

‘Rocket City Redneck’ Runs Marines Corp in Full Body Armor

By Mike Benzie Travis Taylor, here in just half his suit post-race, ran the Marine Corps Marathon in full body armor. Travis Taylor, the star of the National Geographic reality series “Rocket City Rednecks ,” finished Sunday's Marine Corps Marathon Sunday wearing a full body armor suit. Taylor, who was running in the suit to help show the armed forces that this level of protection can indeed be mobile, finished the race (unofficially) with a time of 6:16:48. Taylor said the race was long, painful, fun and exciting. “I beat the [cut-off time for crossing the 14th Street Bridge] and finished somewhere around 6:15,” Taylor said. “There was a point I didn't think I would make it at 14 miles. Then two Marines came along and motivated me to pick it up. They really saved my day.” On race day, Taylor said, his suit weighed 40 pounds and covered almost every inch of his body minus ...

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