In it to Tie it

Late into the Napa Valley Marathon, Alana Miller was hurting. She typically starts out strong, but fades after 15 miles. Beside her, Ashley Vaughan delivered a steady stream of consciousness that kept her friend focused on the miles ahead. “She came up with these ridiculous stories to

Crystal City Twilighter 5k features fast fields

The Crystal City Twilighter 5k‘s seventh running was a who’s who of the regional running scene. Area running clubs emptied their stables. The course was new – faster, with fewer turns. And conditions, while not good for racing, exactly, were about as good as they get for

Far travels for fast times

The fastest miler at the DC Road Runners One Mile and 3k Track Championships knew the area well, but a five-hour drive preceded his win. Sandy Roberts broke the meet record (4:13.67, set in 2013 by David Chorney) with his winning time of 4:09:35 in the men’s

Temesgen sets Rockville Twilighter record

Etaferhu Temesgen slashed the Rockville Twilighter 8k record to win in 26:33 over Susanna Sullivan, whose 26:43 nearly matched the prior 26:40  record. “She’s been doing her training in Rock Creek Park the last three months,” said Ayele Bleed, her manager. “She runs twice a day seven

Straight Outta NOVA

They started out six years and a few miles apart in Burke. In June 2014, they wound up almost 2,300 miles away, neck and neck at the Rock n’ Roll San Diego Marathon. When Anna Corrigan and Bonnie Axman were cruising through the first miles, they had

Susanna Sullivan is Making Plans

Over five weeks this spring, Susanna Sullivan ran four races. A nation-leading 26:51 at the St. Patrick’s Day 8k. A week later, second at Virginia Beach’s Shamrock Half Marathon in 1:14:22. After a break, second at the Collegiate Running Association championships at Richmond’s Monument Avenue 10k with

Something Happened on the Way to Boston

Some Boston Marathon hopefuls had to deal with heartbreak long before they reached the eponymous hill in Newton. While Boston always carries a special significance, runners this year were even more determined to prove the running community’s resilience after two bombs went off at the finish line

Ted Last

The bananas and bagels are almost gone and the band, if there is one, is wrapping things up. The finish line is about to come down, but here comes Ted Hobart. The native Arlingtonian’s size would throw off most people if they guessed his sport — he

DCRRC celebrates with a four-mile run

The second race of the D.C. Road Runners Club Bunion Derby race series was underway Saturday evening at the Hugh Jascourt Memorial 4-Miler. More than 80 runners turned out on Saturday evening on the C&O Towpath near Fletcher’s Boat House to celebrate its club’s founding president’s birthday,

The hill remains the same

Red, white and blue replaced head-to-toe green. Long sleeves made way for tank tops and sports bras. The hill, however, was the same as everyone remembered it. The Freedom Four set up shop at the top of Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, with the same out-and-back course as