The Marine Corps Marathon – Resources and Stories

With the 39th Marine Corps Marathon upon us, check out RunWashington’s various features on the people who make up the throngs that will line the Mall, Rock Creek Parkway and more this weekend. How’s the weather, there? Check out the forecast from Alex Liggit – the Running
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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

MCM Preview: Anthony Garofano

Through the throngs of  spectators lining the Marine Corps Marathon course, Marine Maj. Anthony Garofano will have his ears open. Underneath the canopy of cheers, he’ll listen for an unmistakable sound. “At certain points, she’ll be out there and, if she’s crying, she’ll be easy to hear,”

No Money, No Matter

He could have cashed in at any number of marathons. Instead, Carl Rundell chased a victory at the Marine Corps Marathon for four years, one that would have been lucrative only if wealth was measured in glory, honor and satisfaction from personal achievement. It just so happens

MCM Preview: Breanna Gawrys

Dr. Breanna Gawrys, a captain in the United States Air Force, will conquer the 2014 marathon on much more training and sleep than she did during the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon. “I was working a lot more — like 70-80 hours per week — so I didn’t

British take back small portion of Bethesda

The lads from St. Albans ran like they were fleeing Scotland Yard, winning the Georgetown Prep Classic during the annual exchange trip with their brothers across the pond. Students from the British St. Albans School  spent more than a week staying with runners’ families and soaking in the

MCM Preview: Jonathan Ferguson

Tall, sinewy, spectacled and pretty darn fast, Jonathan Ferguson has a direct gaze, matter of fact delivery, and an impressive running resume, but he shrugs off the suggestion that he’s intense.  A former Division I swimmer at the University of Maryland who transitioned to running after college,