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Nomads: Face to Face A1C Kyle Sutton

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  • By Airman 1st Class Emily Smallwood
  • 33rd Fighter Wing

“My friend told me at a race once, that he just wanted to finish and not get last. I told him, ‘even if you finish last, you’re still ahead of all those people that didn’t show up to the race.’”

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kyle Sutton, 33rd Fighter Wing financial management analyst, takes on running as a hobby and a way to exercise outside of work.

“I started getting into cross country running when I was a freshman in high school. I was all-conference three years in high school and received leadership awards both on the cross country team and off."

Sutton continues to run cross country even after high school and participates in numerous running events on and off base.

“I got 3rd in my age group in the Gate-to-Gate run on base last year. It’s a good 4.4 mile run and I’m going to try to do better this year.”

Sutton is involved in weekly runs organized by Master Sgt. Pablo Perez, 33rd Operations Group first sergeant. The runs are open to all Nomads and their families, and take place Monday and Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings.

“Everybody has different times when they finish but at the end of the day, we all ran the same amount of miles. Don’t be afraid to get out and run if you think you’re slow. You’re never going to get better unless you commit to changing that.”