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Running Shorts – July 24

In celebration of South Lakes alumnus Alan Webb‘s American record in the mile on 3:46.93, set 10 years ago, July 21, Pace the Nation is featuring him on this week’s podcast and he appeared with Chris Lear at the Pacers Navy Yard store July 22 to talk about

Running Shorts – July 19

Roosevelt Island has reopened after 200 trees infected by the Emerald Ash Boarer were removed.   Three locals won five titles in distance events at the USATF Masters Track and Field Championships. Men’s 800 meter run 90-94 1. Dixon Hemphill (92) 8:05.51 Men’s 1,500 meter run 90-94

Monumental Runner – Susan Pereles

Name: Susan Pereles Self-described age group: 50-54 Residence: Potomac, Md. Occupation: Director, Field Development, Autism Speaks (creator & race director for July 4 Autism Speaks 5k in Potomac for last 17 years) Why I run: I run for two primary reasons—because it feels so good when I’m done and it pretty much allows

New runners, high school and beyond, need the right shoes

While their peers may be slurping down ice cream cones or putting in hours at their part-time job, local high school runners are gearing up for the upcoming cross country season. With little turnaround between the last school bell and the start of summer practices, athletes don’t

Running Shorts – June 26

After two years of construction, the Klingle Valley Trail opened Saturday. The roughly .7-mile trail runs beneath Connecticut Avenue NW, between Courtland Street NW and ending at the bottom of Porter Street NW in Rock Creek Park. WAMU tells the 27-year story of the trail’s transformation from

Running Shorts – June 19

• Lake Braddock won the girls distance medley relay at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, N.C. over the weekend. The team of Shannon Browning (3:35 for 1200 meters), Skyla Davidson (0:58 for 400 meters), Samantha Schwers (2:11 for 800 meters) and Kate Murphy (5:03 for 1600

Running Shorts – June 5

The Swamp Trail on Roosevelt Island will be closed for roughly three months while the impact of the Emerald Ash Borer is studied. The Tysons Corner Potomac River Running will close and move to 111 Maple Ave. in Vienna this summer. Northern Virginia runners dominated the girls’

Three trail incidents in two days

Three mid-May incidents on trails prompt runners to be aware of their surroundings A runner found a woman unconscious and severely injured May 16 on the C&O Canal Towpath behind Dean and Deluca in Georgetown A man groped a woman walking on a Chantilly-area bike path May 15 A

Running Shorts – May 30

American University track and cross country coach Matt Centrowitz will end his career as the Eagles coach Sept. 1. He plans to promote his book Like Father, Like Son and help coach said son, Matthew. After serving nearly a year in an interim role, Julie Culley has

Celebrate Running: Missing Dillon

The Jutras family has been running the Army Ten-Miler since 2003. In that time, the team composition has changed, and so has the reason they run. Pierre and Julia ran with their eldest son, Dillon, and their daughter Heather. They took a year off and came back