Running Shorts – July 19

Photo: Joy Asico
Theodore Roosevelt Island Photo: Joy Asico

Roosevelt Island has reopened after 200 trees infected by the Emerald Ash Boarer were removed.

Three locals won five titles in distance events at the USATF Masters Track and Field Championships.

Men’s 800 meter run 90-94 1. Dixon Hemphill (92) 8:05.51

Men’s 1,500 meter run 90-94 1. Hemphill 21:14.35

Women’s 5,000 meter run 80-84 1. Tami Graf (81) 38:23.27

Women’s 10,000 meter run 1. Graf 1:29;09.00

Men’s 5,000 meter racewalk 1. Craig Chasse (47) 33:11.82

 

A federal appeals court ruling allows  Maryland to begin building the Purple Line, on Bethesda’s Georgetown Branch Trail, while a lawsuit opposing the project continues. The ruling allows the state to pursue federal funding for the project.

 

Chris Lear and South Lakes alumnus (and mile American record-holder) Alan Webb will speak about Lear’s book on Webb’s freshman year at the University of Michigan, Sub 4:00, at Pacers-Navy Yard Sunday at 5:30 p.m. East City Bookshop will have copies for sale and Modern Market will provide snacks. Seats are $10 and registration is here.

 

The D.C. Road Runners Club expanded onto the track last weekend, and added an elite 800 meter heat.

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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.

Just don’t swap bibs

Bib swapping may seem like it wouldn’t matter, but it has far-reaching consequences for runners and races.

2023 PNC Parkway Classic

Born in 1984 as the George Washington Parkway Classic, it is among the most scenic and spacious distance races on the East Coast. From the serene beauty of our spacious course meandering through the finest spring bloom in the DC

Jingle Bell Rock & Run

Run, Walk, or Jog – choose the 5K, 10K, or 1 Mile Jammie Jingle

LIVE Race December 3, 2022, Ashburn, VA

RACES START AT 9:00 AM

​Celebrate the Holidays and get your groove on with the Jingle Bell Rock &

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