What started as a chilly morning proved to be perfect running conditions for participants at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Saturday morning in the District.
The full marathon and half marathon lasted for hours, winding through the city streets and quiet neighborhoods of D.C. After uphill climbs and pushing physical limits, Katie Walter, 27, was the first woman to cross the finish line for the full marathon.
“It was really fun. It actually felt really good the first 20 miles but the rolling hills at the end really got to me,” said Walter.
Focusing on beating her own time and not worrying about the competition paid off for her.
“You never know who is going to show up to these kinds of races,” she added.