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Barksdale Air force Base hosted Alpha Race

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The gates to Barksdale Air Force were open today for a big race.

It's called the "alpha race"... It's a national military obstacle race -- aimed to test participants' mental and physical determination. The winners of the race are deemed the "alpha male and alpha female."

organizers say -- since the cancellation of the air show this is the perfect opportunity to invite the public to a base event.

This will be the first- of- it's- kind race to be held on barksdale -- that's open to civilian participants and spectators.

When 2nd Lt. Brittany Hicks the "Alpha Female" was asked how to prepare for the race she said, "For the Alpha Race you need a lot of endurance. There was a girl beating me because she had a lot of endurance but I passed her with the upper body strength in the obstacles definitely work on both before you come out."

"Alpha Male" Senior Master Sergeant Randall Kingfisher said, "Actually after running it last night it was pretty tough but once I got to the end I kind of got my energy back and I actually feel better now than I did last night."

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