Naval recruits who fail the new running test will have 48 hours to retry. If they fail a second time, they will be sent home.

Male recruits will be required to complete a 1.5-mile run in 16 minutes, 10 seconds; female recruits will have 18 minutes, seven seconds.

On the heels of several fitness-related announcements from the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy will implement a new running test for recruits as of Jan. 1, 2018.

Passing the test will be a requirement for enlistment, according to a Stars and Stripes report.

Male recruits will be required to complete a 1.5-mile run in 16 minutes, 10 seconds; female recruits will have 18 minutes, seven seconds.

Recruits who fail will have 48 hours to retest. If they fail a second time, they will not be able to enlist.

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