Here Comes the Payoff

With two weeks to go before this Philadelphia Marathon, Matt Deters’ training started to pay off in a race. He set a personal best at the Veterans Day 10k, running 32:06 on a cool, windy day to finish fourth. “This cycle is so weird, the training is

Multi-year project will rebuild RCP’s Beach Drive starting in 2016

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 24 years and runners carte blanche to try out the brand-new pavement in the process. The paved Rock Creek Trail between

Hengst and Knibb take top honors at Md-D.C. Private Schools XC meet

For McDonogh sophomore Dalton Hengst, the hay was in the barn.  He had a great week of practice, a healthy taper and all that was left was about fifteen minutes of hard work plowing through the fields in his racing shoes. A controlled pace combined with a

Chelanga wins 12k for second national title

It looked like Sam Chelanga was ready to press the pace. The lead pack – more like the entire elite field – was approaching the two-mile mark, stretching across George Washington Memorial Parkway, when the 30-year-old moved out front and took control of the national 12k championship

Molly Huddle wins third-straight U.S. 12k title

Molly Huddle took control from the start of the .US National 12k and concluded her scorched earth campaign through the USATF Running Circuit. Since a last-second kick for third by Georgetown alumna Emily Infeld kept 31-year-old Huddle off the World Championships 10k podium, she has dominated the

WJ girls win third straight, three MoCo individuals are runners-up

The D.C. area only had one champion at the Maryland state cross country championships, but it was one that’s easy to remember: the Walter Johnson girls. The Wildcats claimed their third consecutive 4A team championship with a 51-85 win over Dulaney,  a team coach Tom Martin said

Team wins start with low stick at Va. state meet

The patterns in the Virginia state cross country championships repeated almost as frequently as the pop music on the public address system. By the time someone started wondering why Pink Floyd’s “Run Like Hell” didn’t make the mix, it was apparent: Dominant individual performances led to team

Joe Did It!

Joe Divel took the enthusiasm that guided his training with him on marathon day. “We tell the first timers, just enjoy it, it’s your first time,” said First Time Marathoner Coach Conroy Zien.  The goal of the group’s six month training process is to gradually build up

The Freewheelin’ Amelia McKeithen

Amelia McKeithen didn’t go in for a rigid training plan that told her what days to run, when to cross-train, or what to eat.  She knew back in March when she committed to running the Marine Corps Marathon as a fundraiser for The Children’s Inn at NIH

Best of Washington Running nominations

Nominate the Best of Washington Running 2016 through Dec. 31. The top six nominees will move on to final voting in January and February and winners will be announced in RunWashington‘s second issue of 2016. Also, nominate the best running photo of 2015 by emailing with