- The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the reported assault of a female runner in the Lansdowne area early Sept. 24.The victim was running in the area of Riverside Parkway and Kipheart Drive at around 5:45 a.m. she was assaulted by an unknown male. The suspect tackled the woman to the ground. She was able to fight off the male and run to a passerby who drove her home. She then reported the incident to authorities.The suspect is described as a black male, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, possibly grey, with the hood up. He was also wearing possible khaki pants. He fled the area on foot towards the Lansdowne Town Center.Anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to call the Detective C. Cunningham of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475.
- The Washington Post published a story about the community of Ethiopian runners who have settled around the D.C. area to escape political persecution at home.
- Two local ultramarathoners, Michael Wardian and Bobby Gill, are among six male finalists in the Runner’s World cover contest from among 1,600 entrants. The winner, announced Oct. 29, will be featured on the December 2015 issue cover with the winning woman. Read about the finalists here.
Ten years ago, a federal shutdown came in one of the busiest months for road racing,and nearly cancelled the Marine Corps Marathon.
Zoo Loop now closes at 5 p.m., Arlington Boulevard comments due Sept. 28, Kelati heading to world road racing championships.
After a nearly year-long hiatus, Pace the Nation has returned with St. Andrews graduate and Georgetown recruit Tinoda Matsatsa.
Keira D’Amato breaks the American record in the half marathon, Chantilly’s Sean McGorty makes the world 5k team and DDOT will hold a meeting on a new bridge to the Arboretum.
Be part of the original festive race for charity and signature Arthritis Foundation holiday event! Wear your favorite holiday attire and together, we’ll jingle all the way to a cure! Register as an individual or bring a team of friends,