WASHINGTON — In anticipation of the 43rd Annual Marine Corps Marathon, WTOP profiled a number of runners. Here’s how they finished.
10K time: 1:19:16
King lost both his legs in Afghanistan in 2012 and said, “that’s the moment where I felt like things came together for me.” Running races, including marathons, has allowed him to keep moving forward in his life after being wounded in combat.
Cedric King at the 2016 Boston Marathon.
Courtesy Joseph Kelley
Widmer isn’t much of a runner, he said, but he’s inspired to run by the special needs hockey players he coaches, the Washington Ice Dogs.
Robert Widmer, No. 31 at right, works with a member of the Washington Ice Dogs. (WTOP/John Domen)
Garrett Guinivan started at the back of the pack on Sunday, and earned money for a scholarship that honors a friend every time he passed someone.
A line of Marines hold 27,822 runners at the starting line of the 30th Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
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Roberts worked her way up to running a marathon by starting with a shorter distance, a 5K, after she lost a lot of weight. Finishing a marathon has always been a goal, but it’s now only a marker on her weight loss journey.
Constance Roberts lost 140 lbs over two years ago by just starting with an app called “Couch to 5K.”
Photo courtesy Constance Roberts
Magee was inspired to run the marathon since it ends at the Iwo Jima Memorial. His father, a World War II veteran, fought there.
Jimmy Magee runs the Marine Corps Marathon in honor of his father, Kenneth Magee, who fought in World War II. (Courtesy of Magee Family)
Courtesy of Magee Family
Kevin and Susanna Rodriguez
The Rodriguez’s met each other while serving as Marines. They chose to train for the marathon so they could spend more time together. But marathon training became of secondary importance to Kevin when Hurricane Florence made landfall close to Camp Lejeune earlier this fall. (Courtesy Kevin and Susanna Rodriguez)
Courtesy Kevin and Susanna Rodriguez
Ruiz’s father spent 30 years on active duty, and her brother is currently stationed in Japan. She said the marathon would mean more to her because of the Marines cheering her on.
The Marine Corps is as much a part of Ruiz’s family as her siblings. So even though she’s run three cmarathons, the Marine Corps Marathon will meana bit more. (Courtesy Selina Ruiz)
Courtesy Selina Ruiz
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Remington last ran the marathon 22 years ago. Now she’s a 56-year-old grandmother.
Cathi Remington ran the Marine Corps Marathon four times before, and her best finish came in 1995 when she ran the race in 3:14:40. (Courtesy Cathi Remington)
Courtesy Cathi Remington
Kutch’s husband, Richard, committed suicide five years ago. She’s in town to visit his grave for the first time since his funeral, and run the marathon in honor of those who are trying to get through a similar loss of a loved one.
Sgt. Richard Kutch, Carina Kutch and Duke Kutch are seen. (Courtesy Carina Kutch)
Courtesy Carina Kutch
Barry Goldmeier & Steve Bozeman
Goldmeier and Bozeman are known for the unique items they carry during the race. Bozeman runs with an American flag, while Goldmeier juggles as he runs.
Bozeman said this image of him was used on the front cover of a Marine Corps Marathon race program. (Courtesy Steve Bozeman)
Courtesy Steve Bozeman
Telford has raised more than $1 million for brain cancer research. She had surgery due to brain cancer at Johns Hopkins in 2004.
BethAnn Telford has 15 medals from previous Marine Corps Marathons. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
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