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Faces of the Marine Corps Marathon

Photographer Doug Stroud asked runners to do just about the last thing they wanted to do after finishing a race — pose for a photo and talk about themselves. And they obliged, right near the Marine Corps Marathon and 10k finish line. A few came back after

WJ girls in five in a row, Green, Nakasaka, Lockett win Md. titles

Nobody on the Walter Johnson girls’ team has ever known a world in which they haven’t been defending state champions. That will continue for another year, after the Wildcats won their record fifth straight 4A title. Maryland State Championships Nov. 11, 2017- Hereford High School The Plains, Md. 3

Running Shorts – Nov. 13

A man found unconscious Saturday on the W&OD Trail has been identified. He was found around 12:43 p.m. near the Fairfax County Parkway.  Alexandria’s Bethany Sachtleben qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon trials Saturday, running 2:39:00 to win the Richmond Marathon. Georgetown’s Jonathan Green won the NCAA

Lake Braddock girls win third straight title, Tuscarora’s third in four years

  Lake Braddock girls won their third straight 6A title, once again beating Oakton, winner of the two state meets before the Bruins’ streak started. After three years of winning team scores in the 40s, the Bruins nearly doubled that, scoring 86 to Oakton’s 92. They did

Loudoun Valley sweeps top five for Va.’s first perfect score

On the eve of the the most dominant team race in Virginia history, Sam Affolder was a little disappointed. “We had a team meeting, and I was expecting an inspirational speech about how we were going to make history and we’d come out fired up,” he said.

Gonzaga, St. John’s win DC state meet

It looked like Gavin McElhennon was making a mistake. As he powered his way around the perimeter of the Kenilworth Park fields, he let Luke Tewalt hang behind him. He blocked the wind, set the pace and put himself out there, vulnerable for Tewalt to attack and

Monumental Runner – Roxane Sismanidis

Name: Roxane Sismanidis   Self-described age group: 62 (60-64 age group)   Residence: Washington, D.C.   Read more All Monumental Runners Occupation: retired State Department, volunteer with the National Park Service and Casey Trees   Volunteer roles in the running world: Vice president, Tidal Basin Run  

High school and college cross country championships begin

High school teams raced their district and conference meets and colleges held their conference meets over the last week. Here are the local individual team and individual high school winners and the overall college team conference finishes and the top runner from local teams. College teams race

Monumental Runner – Brian Murphy

Name: Brian Murphy Self-described age group: 30-34M Residence: Silver Spring Occupation: Aeronautical Information Manager at the Federal Aviation Administration Read more All Monumental Runners Volunteer roles in the running world: I am the coordinator of Montgomery County Road Runners’ Sunday Long Run (Meets at Ken-Gar Park every Sunday

Arlington’s Morkama recovers from early-race chaos to win Marine Corps Marathon

Confusion in the first mile threw much of the leading Marine Corps Marathon pack into chaos, but Arlington’s Desta Morkama eventually overcame a nearly-two-minute deficit, and up to an extra half mile, to win in 2:25:14. Meanwhile, Fairfax’s Sarah Bishop turned a 22-mile training run into a