A team of runners from the U.S. Embassy
Montevideo participated in the April 10 quarter marathon
commemorating the 81st. anniversary of the Metropolitan
Guard, a special branch of the Uruguayan police services.
Over 3,000 runners competed in the 10.5
k marathon which started at 10 am in front of the Metropolitan
Guard HQ and ran through several streets of Montevideo.
Competing for the U.S. Embassy team were LTC Mathew Anderson
(U.S. Army), and Embassy Guards G. Paz and G. Vallarino.
U.S. Embassy team: G. Vallarino, G. Paz, M. Manvajas (coach),
and M. Anderson.
Paz and Anderson hydrating.
Anderson reaches the finish line.
Vallarino crossing the finish line.
Guards Navajas and Paz, Deputy Chief
Britos, Lt. Suarez, LTC Anderson, and Guard Vallarino.