The final re-measurement of the Cherry Blossom race course determined that the rerouting caused the race distance to total 9.39 miles.
A traffic accident that was treated as a crime scene near the Kutz Bridge, less than 90 minutes before the elite women’s advanced start, forced the course to reroute from its path around the Tidal Basin, instead diverting near the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on West Basin Drive and onto Ohio Drive. The alteration affected miles five and six.
A man riding a motorcycle hit a woman who was crossing Independence Avenue away from a crosswalk at 5:52 a.m. As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, U.S. Park Police had no updates on the female pedestrian’s condition — she was taken to George Washington University Hospital on Sunday. Charges had not been filed against the driver and the investigation remains active and open. U.S. Park Police are looking for witnesses with information about the crash and can be reached at department’s tipline at 202-610-8737 or [email protected].
[button-red url=”http://trackshackresults.com/cherryblossom/2015/” target=”_self” position=”left”] Results [/button-red] The race’s results page include a projected time for each finisher, extrapolating their 9.39 mile pace for 10 miles. Reactions among competitive runners reflected frustration at losing the opportunity to chase personal best times on an otherwise-perfect day for racing but also concern for the accident victim and appreciation that the race started as scheduled. Click here to learn more about how a course is certified.
The top two elite women’s times were fast enough to warrant sub-52:00 performance bonuses. Kenyans Mary Wacera and Cynthia Limo’s times extrapolated to 51:45 and 51:46, earning them $1,000 and $750, respectively. Men’s winner and runner-up Stephen Sambu and Jacob Riley both missed performance bonuses. Sambu’s extrapolated time of 46:10 just missing the sub-46 and Riley’s 46:18 was six seconds short of earning him $10,000 for surpassing Greg Meyer’s American Record, though Riley’s time would not have been recognized for record-keeping purposes.
Marine Corps Marathon sells out, Tewalt and Johnson to race at NCAAs, Chocolate City Relay sets off on Saturday and a D.C. runner wins gold medals for Malta.
Local runners captured 25 titles at state outdoor track championships in distance races and another broke the 4-minute-mile barrier.
Derwood’s Lake Needwood helped Maggie Lloyd almost forget all about the summer misery and, somehow, the pandemic, for an hour or so.
Loudoun County’s map of unpaved roads led me to a beauty of a run north of Leesburg.
3rd Annual APA MOORE Equity in Mental Health 5K Run,…
About APA’s MOORE Equity in Mental Health 5k
The APA’s Division of Diversity and Health Equity invites you to join us in combating mental health inequities facing young people of color and in honoring mental health advocate Bebe Moore Campbell.
Losing to Live 5K Walk/Run
WHEN Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 9:00 am WHERE This convenient location is just minutes from your house located 1/2 mile inside the 1-495 Capital Beltway at exit 51. Spectators are welcome to watch and cheer on the runners. Capital