Running Shorts – Sept. 28

  • 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.

Recent Stories

Running Shorts

Divided lanes coming to Hains Point, safety measures in the works for the Mount Vernon Trail, three locals make national high school XC meet, local collegians race at NCAAs.

St. Albans and GVS’s Vivian Kelly won their first DC cross country titles while St. Johns’ girls and St. Albans’ Pierre Attiogbe repeated.

Running Shorts

Beach Drive remains closed to through traffic year-round, locals win conference, USATF titles.

Capt. Kyle King won the Marine Corps Marathon, a year after he planned to make his debut at the race, and Chelsea Baker of the British Royal Navy made tremendous strides winning the women’s race.

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