While Unmanned Ground Vehicles have saved countless lives, the “bomb suit” is still a fact of life for Explosive Ordinance Detonation (EOD) personnel. Somehow, running a mile, and even 5K, in these 80-pound suffocating suits have become charity events.
Why do they do these runs? The world female record holder says it’s part of their training, but EOD people are trained not to run in areas with explosives. I suspect the real reason for these runs is that nobody decides to specialize in detonating explosives, because they like doing sane things.
Group 5K run
Male Record Holder
Female Record Holder