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by Charlie Ban October 22, 2017 at 9:32 pm 2 Comments

Desto Morkama chases Kieran O'Connor in the 17th mile of the 2017 Marine Corps Marathon. Photo: Dustin Whitlow

Desto Morkama chases Kieran O’Connor in the 17th mile of the 2017 Marine Corps Marathon. Photo: Dustin Whitlow

Confusion in the first mile threw much of the leading Marine Corps Marathon pack into chaos, but Arlington’s Desta Morkama eventually overcame a nearly-two-minute deficit, and up to an extra half mile, to win in 2:25:14. Meanwhile, Fairfax’s Sarah Bishop turned a 22-mile training run into a near-Olympic Trials qualifying time (2:45:06).

This all followed a 10-minute delay to allow a suspicious package to be cleared from the course. (more…)

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