D.C. runners at the U.S. Olympic Trials

Georgetown alumna Emily Infeld made the U.S. Olympic Track and Field team, the lone American distance runner who grew up, attended college or currently lives in the immediate D.C. area. Matthew Centrowitz, son of American University coach Matt Centrowitz, made the men’s 1,500 meter team, as did Ben
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Running Shorts – July 18

Loudoun Valley graduate Drew Hunter signed a 10-year contract to run professionally for adidas. He will make his professional debut at the Sir Walter Miler in Raleigh, N.C. Aug. 5. Lake Braddock’s Kate Murphy and Northwest alumnus Diego Zarate will race in the World Junior Track and

Beach Drive project now slated to start after Labor Day

The National Park Service announced the Beach Drive reconstruction project, initially planned for March 2016, will begin after Labor Day. A 2-3 year reconstruction project will close alternating portions of the 6.2 miles of Beach Drive within Rock Creek Park, giving the road its first overhaul in in

Running Shorts – July 6

The rebuilding project for Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park will begin after Labor Day, the National Park Service announced. Manassas resident Bethany Sachtleben will race on the U.S. Mountain Running Team at the world championships in Bulgaria this September after finishing second at the Loon Mountain

Locals run well at junior nationals

Two local distance runners will run for the U.S. team at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland July 19-24. Diego Zarate, a Northwest High School alumnus now running at Virginia Tech, won the 1,500 meters at the U.S. junior championships in 3:47.53 over Kentucky’s Mohammed Kendall’s

Kerri Gallagher brings an even tougher edge to Olympic Trials

Franklin Field looked a lot different when Arlington’s Kerri Gallagher crossed the finish line June 25. Still to come Kerri Gallagher, Lake Braddock student Kate Murphy and Georgetown alumna Rachel Schneider race the opening round of the 1,500 meter Thursday at 9:26 EDT Semifinals are Friday at

Wait a Minute, was That? Go Christo!

  It wasn’t a bad showing. He had placed fourth at the inaugural U.S. 12k championships, the culmination of the 2013 American professional road racing circuit. For Christo Landry, who runs professionally for Mizuno, that year included three more top-five finishes in U.S. championships, including in the

Lake Braddock’s Kate Murphy makes Olympic Track Trials

Kate Murphy knows she can run faster in the 1,500 meters, she just needs competition. She’ll finally get it July 7, when she races the first round of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials in Eugene, Ore. She’s one of two high school students to

See the Same Way

Matt Rodjom knows the paved paths along busy roads in Fairfax so well that he could run Braddock Road with his eyes closed. Not that it would be much different, as he puts it. He has a gaping hole in his vision, straight ahead. He can see

Long-time Runner, First-time Favorite

Stephanie Garcia doesn’t have time for a nap, and she likes it that way. She typically wakes up for a sunrise breakfast before her 9 a.m. practice. After a few hours of running, dynamic exercises, and hurdling drills, it is time for lunch. After lunch, Garcia seeks