American soldiers enrolled in the Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC) are tested on their physical fitness by taking the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, January 2004.
The APFT consists of three events: the push-up, the sit-up, and the two-mile run. Soldiers are given two minutes to do as many push-ups as they can, two minutes to do as many sit-ups as they can, and then as much time as they need to run two miles. The more push-ups and sit-ups they do, and the faster they run the two miles, the better their score. After basic training, a minimum score of 60 per event is required to pass, for a total score of 180. The “max” is 300, though it is possible to surpass this.
Scoring is different for each soldier, depending on his or her age and sex. Last time I checked, males aged 17 to 21 needed to do 42 push-ups, 53 sit-ups, and run two miles in 15:54. Females aged 17 to 21 needed to do 19 push-ups, 53 sit-ups, and run two miles in 18:54. This would give them a passing score of 180.
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