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The Man Behind MoCo Running

For three months in 2012, a small corner of the Internet – the world for high school runners in Montgomery County – went dark. Kevin Milsted, the man behind MoCo Running, took his website offline. He thought he’d had enough. Burned out and having lost his full-time

Celebrate Running – Landon Peacock’s pallete

A college textile design class marked the beginning of the end of Landon Peacock’s competitive racing career. Sure, he finished his collegiate career at the University of Wisconsin — Madison as a two-time All American and a Big 10 Conference Champion in cross country. But he’d found his next passion in that introductory


For most people, running remains a hobby at the end of the practice, the end of the race, the end of the day. Not for David Finland. “Running was a key thing for me,” he said. “I didn’t have anything to do. [Life] was kind of boring.”

Distant travels for fast times

The fastest miler at the DC Road Runners One Mile and 3k Track Championships knew the area well, but a five-hour drive preceded his win. Sandy Roberts broke the meet record (4:13.67, set in 2013 by David Chorney) with his winning time of 4:09:35 in the men’s

A Run for Your Brain and Your Legs

History buffs might outnumber runners in D.C., but the National Park Service ranger runs blend the two popular aspects of capital culture. “What a great concept,” said Russell Briggs, of Syracuse, N.Y. He’s in town for a project with the U.S. Forest Service, and he saw the

Sharing the Road

It’s not me. It’s you. Let’s hang some laundry before we pack it away until next spring: Runners think cyclists are aggressive, dangerous road hogs, and cyclists think runners are inattentive, unpredictable road blocks. Trotting out the old tropes is easy. Fortunately, runners and cyclists have never

Legends of the Ballpark

A month before pitchers and catchers reported, the true stars of Washington Nationals games showed up at the stadium. Most of them, 38 total, arrived before 8 a.m. on a 20-degree Saturday in January. People in the group ranged from early 20s to mid 60s, and we

Solo run in D.C.’s parks nets first major race win for Sheedy

Kaitie Sheedy has run along Rock Creek Parkway alone before. She’s done solo loops of Hains Point. Now she’s done it leading a half marathon. The D.C. resident won her first major event at the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in 1:20:53. “It was really nice to race

It’s good to get ahead at the Rock ‘n’ Roll USA races

The leaders at the Rock ’n’ Roll USA Marathon left no doubts. Across the board, between the half marathon and the full 26.2 miles, both the men’s and women’s races held little suspense. Local runners represented the area well in the top groups of finishers, and after

Cold Turkeys: SOME Trot brings out families, friends

Thanksgiving, a day organized around gatherings, started with a cold race for thousands of people. More than 10,000 registered runners preceded any pie with the SOME (So Others Might Eat) Trot for Hunger. For many participants, the 5k embodied the essence of the holiday. “This one is