Green, WJ, Asfaw defend Montgomery County titles

Rohann Asfaw and Abbey Green both sewed up their individual Montgomery County championships with plenty of room to spare last year, and there was no indication anyone else racing would have made up much ground, but for a few miles on Saturday, Adam Nakasaka made things interesting.

Spectating at the Marine Corps Marathon

The Marine Corps Marathon brings thousands of spectators to Washington D.C. and Arlington every October, all of whom just want to see their runner and enjoy their time in the nation’s capital. In 2014, we published a spectator’s guide of advice from our editor. This year, we

Cut your MCM time: run the tangents

Running the Straight and Narrow As I write this, Marine Corps Marathon training is reaching its zenith. The calendar holds just a few more weeks for hard training. And by the time you read this, you’ll be tapering. It could even be race week, your thoughts shifting

Different MCM courses, same rough finish

Like many Marine Corps Marathon runners, Al Richmond fixated on a part of the course that he just couldn’t wait to finish. While running the race for the first time, he cursed the trip down the George Washington Parkway to Old Town Alexandria. “Running past the airport

Military Running: Christine Taranto

From her early days at the U.S. Naval Academy, Christine Taranto knew she wanted to be a Marine. Marines were tough and disciplined, the best of the best. The ones she met immediately impressed her. She worked to meet the Corps’ high standards for physical fitness and

The Kids on the Course

There was big news spreading at the DCXC Invitational, after the elementary school races. Two girls were eager to share it. “I got second place!” That wasn’t even the big news. From her friend: “I got ice cream!” Both were treated with equal praise by coaches and

Hating running, but doing it anyway

As two runners pass on an early morning shakeout, they nod and imagine saying to each other, “If nothing good happens today, at least we ran.” Not Marla Westervelt. “When someone waves to me, I wonder why,” she said. “I’m just thinking about how much I hate

There’s No Bench in Cross Country

Whether you’re first or fifteenth on the cross country team, you run. Hard. “Every single day I see everyone run until their lungs are on fire,” said Fernanda Yepez–Lopez, a senior at Walter Johnson, in Bethesda. It doesn’t matter that she hasn’t been one of the top

Perry Shoemaker goes straight to the top

“I love running.” Those three words by Perry Shoemaker explain a lot about her success at the age of 45. She’s won the .US National 12k master’s championship three years in a row. In 2016 she was one of the top 10 American women at the Cherry

Former MCM winner upsets Olympians at Army Ten-Miler

Army Ten-Miler Oct. 9, 2016 – Arlington, Va. Results Photos by Dustin Whitlow He might not like it, but Augustus Maiyo manages pretty well in tough winds. He did it when he won the Marine Corps Marathon in 2012, as Hurricane Sandy traveled up the East Coast.