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The mylar blanket, the medal, even the shoes, they all come off. The painful shower, alerting you to chafing that went unnoticed in the heat of the race, washes away the last of the sweat that went into this whole enterprise. It’s time for a break, either

Good Counsel dominates boys’ WCAC race, scares O’Connell girls

On his way down the hill with about 400 meters to go at the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships at Lake Fairfax Park, Good Counsel’s Kevin McGivern took a headfirst spill on the mud, spooking Gonzaga’s Jacob Floam, who managed to stay on his feet

How’d They Do?

Some Run Washington featured marathoners had great days Sunday at the Marine Corps Marathon, but many missed personal time goals fighting strong headwinds and battling sinus issues. Still, each said they loved the experience of seeing the crowds and crossing the finish line. See below to check

Volunteers make the day for Marine Corps Marathon runners

While many loved the scenic course, crowd support, and near perfect weather, runners at Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon universally raved about one thing: Marine volunteers who motivated them to cross the finish line. “The Marines are amazing,” said Addie Thompson, a 24-year-old D.C. resident. “It’s really cool

Marine Corps Marathon winners make moves on the Mall

Amid the museums that line the National Mall, Spc. Samuel Kosgei and Capt. Meghan Curran carved out their place in history when they both took leads in the Marine Corps Marathon that they would hold to the finish. Along the way, they both led their respective U.S.

Marine Corps Marathon 2014

Marine Corps Marathon winners make moves on the Mall Amid the museums that line the National Mall, Spc. Samuel Kosgei and Capt. Meghan Curran carved out their place in history when they both took leads in the Marine Corps Marathon that they would hold to the finish.

MCM Preview: Jenn Pellegrino

When Jenn Pellegrino starts the Marine Corps Marathon, her mind isn’t going to be on whether she can finish — she’s already done 24, three in the last month. She also won’t be focusing on time. In fact, she’s making it a point not to rush through

The Least Interesting Thing About George Banker? He’s Running his 100th Marathon

To pin a label on George Banker, you’d have to get him to slow down first. He’s a runner, an organizer, a historian, a photographer, a speaker, a joker, a mentor, a problem solver, and whatever else anyone needs him to be. But as Oct. 26 approaches,

Spectator’s guide to the Marine Corps Marathon

I’m not expert on the Marine Corps Marathon, but after running it (almost) twice and spectating four times, I have a few insights to offer on getting around, seeing people you want to see and getting them the encouragement they need. First off, it’s a good idea

MCM Preview: Kelly Swain

It was time, and Kelly Swain knew it. “I was always working up to a marathon,” she said just a month before toeing the line at the Marine Corps Marathon. The 29-year-old Burke native has been running since high school, but wanted to wait for the right