All-RunWashington: Louis Colson, Edison

Riding high on his trip to the Virginia state track championships as a freshman, Thomas A. Edison’s Louis Colson got overconfident going into his second year of cross country. Overconfident, but certainly not lazy. “I ended up overtraining and straining my calf,” he said, more than two

All-RunWashington: Katy Kunc, Lake Braddock

A lifelong soccer player, Katy Kunc didn’t start running competitively until her junior year of high school. She intended to run to get in shape for soccer, but had a lot of fun running cross-country. One year later, the Lake Braddock senior just completed her second cross-country

Mind Over Matter: Local Runners Share Their Ritual, Routine, Superstitions, and Eccentricities

Here comes your shirt. You are at an expo; and after you say your size, a volunteer picks it out of a mini-mountain of them and hands it to you, after which you stuff it in your token plastic bag, or maybe you hold it out in

Boston Benny

Don’t feel sorry for Ben Beach. Yes, his goal of a string of 45 consecutive Boston Marathon finishes seemed to end on a closed course just miles from the finish line last year, where two bombs rocked the city and the nation. And yes, a 46th consecutive finish would

Runners, sun turn out for 30th GW Parkway Classic

The George Washington Parkway Classic kicked off its 30th running with a shady 10k before a long, sunny stretch that didn’t slow winner Dereje Deme, whose 49:46 was the first sub-50 time in three years, or Claire Hallissey, who is in the middle of a farewell tour

UPDATED:Your 2014 Boston Marathoners

Of the Washington, D.C. area’s tens of thousands of runners, 865 have registered for the 2014 Boston Marathon. The list has been updated to reflect a more comprehensive search of local runners Injuries and other curves balls that life can throw will keep some of the runners

Aiming high at Boston

If the conditions are right, competitive marathoner Scott Allen, 27, of Washington, D.C., has his eyes on a PR in Boston. It’s an ambitious goal. A personal record at the monumental 2014 Boston Marathon on April 21 would mean beating his current record of 2:36:05 from the

Turning inspiration into racing fashion

Ask Melani Hom to recount how April 15, 2013 unfolded through her eyes and she still gets emotional a year later. The date – if it hasn’t been engrained in runners’ memories – was last year’s Boston Marathon, where scenes of rescue workers attending to bloody finish

Nearly 18,000 turn out for Cherry Blossom Ten Miler

As Washington-area residents have learned this year, if you don’t like the weather, wait a while. A week after sleet, hail and snow pelted anyone who went outside, runners at the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile enjoyed nearly-perfect conditions. The only complaint many had was with the late-looming

Falls Church native captures first national title at Cherry Blossom

Chasing Greg Meyer’s American record put Christo Landry in contention at the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile, and though he fell short of the 46:13 standard, the Falls Church native came away with his first national championship in 46:41. His finish put him sixth overall. Now a professional