Late Entry: Roman-Duval is in

Limbo Relief for one runner Our soon-to-be-released spring magazine notes that 10 local athletes will compete in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. It also mentions that one runner’s entry was still in limbo. Julia Roman-Duval, 33, of Columbia, Md., had run a personal best and trials-qualifying 2:40:55 at the California International Marathon — but as

Running Shorts, Feb. 1

Loudoun Valley senior Drew Hunter broke the national high school record for the indoor and outdoor 3,000 meters Jan. 30, running 7.59.325 at the Camel City Elite Races in Winston-Salem, N.C. The performance was a 5-second improvement over the previous mark on 8:05.46, set three years ago by Hunter’s

Ten locals to race in U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials

For running fans, the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials are like a cult classic on a four-year loop. Every time the races are upon us, it feels as if we just saw the last ones yesterday. We again wonder: who will break through to the Olympics, who could

Where Can I Run? Jan. 30-31

We’ve had five days to dig out of Jonas’s snowfall and results are about what we saw after snowfalls last year, with few surprises. Thank you to everyone who has chimed in with their observations! We’ve seen a lot of progress on Friday alone, so if you

Best of Washington Running 2016 voting open now!

Vote now through March 31 for the Best of Washington Running 2016! The finalists included received the most nominations during the two-month nomination period at the end of 2015. The winners will be announced in the Summer issue of RunWashington in early May.  

Running Shorts, Jan. 12

The Montgomery County Road Runners Club will no longer sponsor the Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest, a mid-July 8k road race. The number of finishers hit a recent low of 1,269 in 2015, capping off four years of decline, the steepest coming after the 2013 race was cancelled because

Running Shorts, Dec. 21

A change to the Olympic Marathon Trials qualifying standards will benefit several former D.C. area residents. A new 2:45:00 B standard retroactively qualified former Capital Area Runners Sarah Bard (2:43:16 at the 2013 Hartford Marathon) and Katie Sheedy (2:44:28 at the 2015 California International Marathon), plus Lake

D.C.-area XC runners are the best in the business

Two Foot Locker champions. Another runner one spot from qualifying. Three Nike Cross Nationals individual qualifiers, plus the rest of one of their teams. State champions and runners up. These all add up to a banner year for the D.C. area’s cross country runners. Members of our coaches panel

Hunter and Kelati win Foot Locker titles

By all accounts, Drew Hunter and Weini Kelati  are generous runners, each giving of their own time to help their teams win Virginia state championships in November. But Saturday at San Diego’s Balboa Park, they took the course all to themselves and refused to share the lead

Times dropped when snowflakes didn’t at Jingle All the Way 5k

After recruiting their parents to join them for the Jingle All the Way 5k, Philadelphia, Pa., residents Wendy and Angela Hou (51:24) traveled back to their Herndon, Va., home a few days before the race. And just like many of this year’s participants, the two found themselves