Ethiopian marathoners sweep first-place finishes at Firecracker 5k

The crowd erupted as Abu Kebede Diriba and Gregory Mariano rounded the corner onto Market Street in the final 200 meters of the Firecracker 5k, Saturday at Reston Town Center. The men had pounded the wet pavement neck and neck for most of the race, and now
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Places in D.C. not to run (I know because I’ve tried)

Okay my runners, joggers, ‘yoggers’ and you freaks who run 8-minute miles with a goddamn duallie stroller full of tiny human free-weights attached to your arms, let’s admit what we all know to be true: There are some pretty terrible places to run in this city. People

Running shorts, June 29

Local runners won four events at the USATF Outdoor Nationals: TC Williams’ Noah Lyles in the 100m (10.14) and 200m (20.18), Lake Braddock’s Kate Murphy in the 1500m (4:16.98) and Lake Braddock alumna Hannah Christen (UNC) in the 3k steeplechase (10:40.61). Lyles’ 200 time, wind legal, is

Freedom Four runners respect the hill

When it comes to the Freedom Four, there’s only one rule: you must respect the hill. You have two miles to contemplate it on the way down, and a moment of reckoning when you turn back to face it. Did you burn yourself out on the downhill?

Witters wins fourth straight Father’s Day title

Ryan Witters was a little rusty, but muscle memory took over and powered him to his fourth consecutive Father’s Day 8k title on the C&O Canal Towpath in Georgetown. He captured the title in 26:20 — smoking his nearest competitor, Matthew Deters of Arlington, by a full 50

RunWashington’s Fall Marathoners: Meet Meghan Ridgley

In the months leading up to 2015’s Fall marathons, RunWashington will follow several local runners as they prepare for their races. We’ll chart their progress as they train their legs, lungs and minds for the challenges they’ll race on race day. Each week, we’ll catch up with our

Father-Son Bonding on the Trails

When Gary and Keith Knipling spend quality time together, they’re not going out to the backyard to throw around a baseball. The back yard for them is typically a large park where they’ll spend hours running ultramarathons. Then chatting about their races. Gary and Keith, father and son, respectively, are

Running shorts, June 18

Two sold-out races this Fall offer bib transfers through late August. Transferring bibs, rather than running under another person’s name, assures the correct information is available for each runner in the event of emergency and help maintain accuracy in race results. Runners who are caught running under

RunWashington’s Fall Marathoners: Meet Joe Divel

In the months leading up to 2015’s Fall marathons, RunWashington will follow several local runners as they prepare for their races. We’ll chart their progress as they train their legs, lungs and minds for the challenges they’ll race on race day. Each week, we’ll catch up with our

RunWashington’s Fall Marathoners: Meet William Etti

In the months leading up to 2015’s Fall marathons, RunWashington will follow several local runners as they prepare for their races. We’ll chart their progress as they train their legs, lungs and minds for the challenges they’ll race on race day. Each week, we’ll catch up with our