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Oklahoma City Navy Hosts SEAL Fitness Challenge

Oklahoma City — Forty-eight individuals gathered in Oklahoma City earlier this month to see if they had what it takes to be one of the Navy's most elite, a Navy SEAL.

Held in conjunction with Oklahoma City Navy Week, the SEAL Fitness Challenge was held at the Oklahoma City Community College Aquatic Center. More than 20 U.S. cities will host Navy weeks in 2008 in an effort to increase awareness in metropolitan areas that do not have a significant Navy fleet presence.

Participants tested their fitness, strength and stamina in the challenge, which included a 500-yard swim, push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups and a 1 1/2-mile run.

“The event went really well, including the results of the females who came out,” says Chief Information Systems Technician Matt Pate of Navy Recruiting District Dallas. “Pull-ups present the biggest challenge for females.”

The top three finishers and fastest swimmer received a medallion. All earned a T-shirt for participating.

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