Picked Last for Kickball

Running is often derided as the sport for less-coordinated people, which, ironically, may be what makes it attractive to those who are awkward or clumsy and are seeking ways to become fit, lose weight or galvanize a life change. And D.C. is full of them, from a

Growing together with a running coach

Every day, more runners transition from casual to competitor, from I’m in it to finish to I want to PR or place in my age group. At any point in this progression, a coach might be helpful—whether as an advisor or a cheerleader or an accountability partner—and

Running Shorts – Nov. 20

Heritage alumna Weini Kelati led locally-connected collegiate runners at the NCAA Championships with a seventh place finish in the Division I meet, where she helped the New Mexico team to the championship. Georgetown individual qualifier Jonathan Green finished 10th. George Marshall’s Jenna Robbins finished 201st with her

Faces of the Marine Corps Marathon

Photographer Doug Stroud asked runners to do just about the last thing they wanted to do after finishing a race — pose for a photo and talk about themselves. And they obliged, right near the Marine Corps Marathon and 10k finish line. A few came back after

WJ girls in five in a row, Green, Nakasaka, Lockett win Md. titles

Nobody on the Walter Johnson girls’ team has ever known a world in which they haven’t been defending state champions. That will continue for another year, after the Wildcats won their record fifth straight 4A title. Maryland State Championships Nov. 11, 2017- Hereford High School The Plains, Md. 3

Running Shorts – Nov. 13

A man found unconscious Saturday on the W&OD Trail has been identified. He was found around 12:43 p.m. near the Fairfax County Parkway.  Alexandria’s Bethany Sachtleben qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon trials Saturday, running 2:39:00 to win the Richmond Marathon. Georgetown’s Jonathan Green won the NCAA

Lake Braddock girls win third straight title, Tuscarora’s third in four years

  Lake Braddock girls won their third straight 6A title, once again beating Oakton, winner of the two state meets before the Bruins’ streak started. After three years of winning team scores in the 40s, the Bruins nearly doubled that, scoring 86 to Oakton’s 92. They did

Loudoun Valley sweeps top five for Va.’s first perfect score

On the eve of the the most dominant team race in Virginia history, Sam Affolder was a little disappointed. “We had a team meeting, and I was expecting an inspirational speech about how we were going to make history and we’d come out fired up,” he said.

Gonzaga, St. John’s win DC state meet

It looked like Gavin McElhennon was making a mistake. As he powered his way around the perimeter of the Kenilworth Park fields, he let Luke Tewalt hang behind him. He blocked the wind, set the pace and put himself out there, vulnerable for Tewalt to attack and

Monumental Runner – Roxane Sismanidis

Name: Roxane Sismanidis   Self-described age group: 62 (60-64 age group)   Residence: Washington, D.C.   Read more All Monumental Runners Occupation: retired State Department, volunteer with the National Park Service and Casey Trees   Volunteer roles in the running world: Vice president, Tidal Basin Run