Congressman Allen West:

Just finished running Army Ten Miler and unofficial time was 1 hr 29 mins and change, great seeing many old friends and former bosses. However, what struck me as shameful was Code Pink being out on the run course protesting. There were many Wounded Warriors doing the wheelchair race and running with their prosthetic devices. Perhaps Code Pink does not realize that those “Army Strong” men and women make it possible for them to stand on Independence Ave and demean their service, sacrifice, and commitment. . . . Land of the Free because we are the Home of the Brave!” Army Strong!

Stars And Stripes reports on the Army Ten-Miler:

WASHINGTON — Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling beamed Sunday as he congratulated the U.S. Army Europe team on completing the 2011 Army Ten-Miler.

The U.S. Army commander, who had run in the race, said he was impressed by the amount of support for the wounded warriors who took part in this year’s event.

“Every time you passed an amputee or someone who had some kind of a wound, there was a team around him, and that’s pretty significant,” he said.

When asked his thoughts as he crossed the finish line, Hertling joked, “That I am really an old man, and it was a whole lot easier about 10 years ago.”