Todd Wheeler of Florida completed the 43rd annual Marine Corps Marathon while running barefoot and wearing a kilt. See video.
In anticipation of this year’s Marine Corps Marathon, WTOP’s staff profiled a number of runners. Here’s how they finished.
The last man to have run every Marine Corps Marathon race since it began in 1976 announced his retirement Saturday after making his final run last year.
BethAnn Telford’s battle with brain cancer began on the Marine Corps Marathon course in 2004. She’s run every Marine Corps Marathon since, now raising money for a cure.
Running 26.2 miles is already a challenge, but a flag-bearing veteran and a running juggler take their approach to the Marine Corps Marathon to the next level. See photos and video.
Lots of people are running in the Marine Corps Marathon next weekend to raise money for causes. But for an Army lieutenant from Alexandria, how much he raises depends solely on how many people he passes.
The Oct. 28 Marine Corps Marathon is not just a finish line to 27-year-old Constance Roberts, but one step on her journey of weight loss and running. She has been working up to running a marathon for almost three years, and improving her health and life along the way.
“He fought on Iwo Jima, so I was particularly intrigued by the Marine Corps Marathon not because I was in the marines but because my dad was,” Jimmy Magee said, describing his reason for running in this year’s Marine Corps Marathon.
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Take a look at sights from the 2017 Marine Corps Marathon.
John Chenoweth, who grew up in Springfield, Virginia, first joined the Marine Corps Marathon as a last hurrah before retirement from the Marines and as a sort of homecoming. But a fatal crash back in July changed his motivations.
The MCM 10K was moved to Virginia last year so runners wouldn’t have to contend with Metro track work, but it’ll be back this fall.
As a boy, Army 1st Lt. Jeff Kaylor dreamed of running the Marine Corps and Boston Marathons. But before he could complete his goal, he was killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom. In the third installment of WTOP’s Marine Corps Marathon series, his mother vows to fulfill the dream “on the wings of Jeff.”
Reston native Jim Anderson runs in memory of his South Lakes High School cross country teammate who was killed on 9/11. In the second installment of WTOP’s Marine Corps Marathon series, Anderson shares how he remembers his childhood friend, who never got a chance to say goodbye.
The 41st Annual Marine Corps Marathon lottery registration opens Thursday. People losing the lottery shouldn’t be discouraged, though.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.