Goat Gallop hits Baghdad

Expanding Brady’s small town touch to all parts of the globe, Brady and the World Championship Barbeque Goat Cook-Off made international news last weekend when the first-ever Goat Gallop was held in Baghdad, Iraq. Currently deployed at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq, U.S. Army First Lieutenant Angela Montgomery-Capetillo and Captains Will and Jeannie Deakyne took the local race to the international stage. Capetillo is the sister of Brady resident Leslie Morris. She and her fellow soldiers were able to attend the Cook-Off and Goat Gallop in 2006, but were unable to make the return trip this year. “Since we couldn’t make it back to Brady, we decided to hold our own personal Goat Gallop this year on Sept.’8,’at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq,” said Capetillo. “Corde and Leslie, the owners of Signworks in Brady, were nice enough to get shirts and send them to us, and we were able to have our own race right here in Baghdad.”‘ The three soldiers are all with the 1st Cavalry Division out of Fort Hood.’Mrs. Deakyne is originally from Arlington while her husband is originally from Ohio.’ Angela is from Brownwood.’ Cpt. Deakyne was Mrs. Texas International 2005, and coincidentially was one of the judges for the 2006 Miss Heart of Texas pageant. At the 2006 Goat Gallop, Jeannie was the first place female finisher in the 30-39 age group and Angela was third place finisher in the same group. “Will was sporting enough to stick behind with Leslie and encourage her through her first 5K,” said Capetillo. “Capt. Jeannie Deakyne and I made jokes all year that we should hold our own Goat Gallop this year.’When Labor Day came around we realized that it was that time.’ “I mentioned it to Leslie and she asked if I wanted her to send T-shirts.’Knowing that the shirts were on the way, Jeannie and I decided to do the run a week later.’ Since we have to be in uniform 24/7, we ran in our Physical Training (PT) uniform then donned our shirts for the picture. In true military fashion, the trio expanded the 5K fun run into a 5-mile run which is nearly two miles more than a 5K which is 3.2 miles long.

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