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Sports Digest | October 28, 2013
Marine Corps Marathon Bedada wins men's race, Calway takes women's title on flatter course Girma Bedada won the 38th annual Marine Corps Marathon in Washington on Sunday with a time of 2 hours, 21 minutes, 32 seconds. Bedada, 33, of Ethiopia, was one of the favorites heading into the race. Patrick Fernandez of Alexandria, Va., finished second with a time of 2:22:52. Colorado resident Kelly Calway finished first among the women (2:42:16) with Gina Slaby of Virginia Beach, Va., (2:48:04)
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By Alexander Pyles, The Baltimore Sun | April 20, 2014
Qualifying for the Boston Marathon was not on Michelle Hollingsworth's radar when she broke into a jog at the start of the Marine Corps Marathon in 2012, but it sure was 3 hours and 36 minutes later. The 47-year-old hadn't expected to cross the finish line in Rosslyn, Va., so quickly, fast enough to qualify for the prestigious 26.2-mile race that begins in Hopkinton and ends on Boylston Street in Boston. The disappointment came later, when she found that registration had closed for the 2013 Boston Marathon.
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November 3, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Today's Marine Corps Marathon offers a final opportunity for Olympic trials hopefuls.Some of the 13,000 entrants in the 26.2-mile race have a shot at running under the qualifying times of 2 hours, 20 minutes for men and 2:45 for women.The 16th marathon will begin at 9 a.m. on Route 110 -- about 250 feet south of Marshall Drive below the Iwo Jima memorial in Arlington, Va., and conclude at the memorial.
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Sports Digest | April 13, 2014
Running Odenton's Henry takes Marine Corps 17.75K in Va. Former U.S. Army runner Steven Henry of Odenton won the Marine Corps 17.75K on Saturday in Prince William County, Va. Henry covered the twisting 11.03-mile course through Prince William Forest Park in 1 hour, 4 minutes, 25 seconds. "I guess I am in a lot better shape than I thought I was," joked Henry, 38, a retired infantry soldier and five-time Marine Corps Marathon finisher who previously completed the marathon while a member of the Army's running team.
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October 26, 2005
Run, walk -- Volunteers are needed for the Howard County Striders 8k Run Through the Grapevine at Linganore Winecellars in Mount Airy, which starts at 10 a.m. Nov. 6. Linganore is at 13601 Glissans Mill Road. Jason Tripp, 410-963-0134 or Mark Gilmore, 410-799-7976. The Marine Corps Marathon is scheduled for Sunday, and the Striders Series Race 6 (5K) will start at 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at Burleigh Manor Middle School in Ellicott City. Taci Feliciano, 443-745-7377; Eric Bell, 410-203-1473; or Kevin Dean, 410-750-2529.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | March 30, 2001
Rejected by the Marines? Banned in Boston? Tired of the city that never sleeps? Well, now local runners have a marathon to call their own. Mayor Martin O'Malley and leaders of the business community announced yesterday that city streets will take a pounding Oct. 20 in the inaugural running of the Baltimore Marathon. The event will fill a glaring hole in the city's running resume -- that of being the only one of the nation's 30 largest cities to be marathon-less, organizers say. Filling the void, O'Malley said, will prove to the rest of the country that Baltimore is "a world-class city" and help persuade Olympic officials that the region is capable of playing host to the 2012 Summer Games.
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By Michael Reeb and Michael Reeb,Staff Writer | April 28, 1992
At first glance, Ty Lanahan's 3-hour, 4-second finish in the Boston Marathon eight days ago is a fairly respectable showing.Lanahan has been running for only a year and a half, and not until this year has he gotten his marathon training log up to 80 miles a week.But considering what he has done in the last half year -- in the Marine Corps Marathon, in the Caesar Rodney Half-Marathon and the London Marathon -- his statment, "I only ran through Boston with some friends," is not idle boasting.
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By From Sun staff and news services | October 26, 2009
Baseball Ex-National Acta receives 3-year deal to manage Indians Manny Acta, fired as the Washington Nationals manager in July after 2 1/2 seasons, was hired as manager Sunday by the Cleveland Indians, who gave him a three-year contract with a club option for 2013. Acta is the first Cleveland manager hired from outside the organization since John McNamara in 1990. The Indians chose Acta, 40, over two other known finalists: Triple-A manager Torey Lovullo and former New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine, who might have eliminated himself from consideration when he arrived at his second interview last week and conceded that he not done his homework on Cleveland or the American League and wasn't sure he wanted the job. The club had planned to interview Los Angeles Dodgers hitting coach Don Mattingly and Los Angeles Angels bench coach Ron Roenicke this week.
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By Michael Reeb | January 7, 1992
Runners who are planning their 1992 marathon schedules might want to consider the B&A Trail Marathon, to be held on March 8 beginning at Severna Park High School.It is the latest entry among five marathons in the Baltimore-Washington area -- the others being The Last Train to Boston Marathon at Aberdeen, the Washington's Birthday Marathon at Greenbelt, the Marine Corps Marathon at Washington and the North Central Trails Marathon in northern Baltimore County."We've talked about it for probably eight months," says Sue Briers of the Annapolis Striders, who will oversee the event.
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By Michael Reeb and Michael Reeb,Staff Writer | October 6, 1992
If November is marathon season, then September and October are the times for half-marathons.The Philadelphia Distance Run, the East Coast's premier half-marathon, kicked off the flurry of 13.1-mile runs in early September. In the area, the Renaissance AllSports Athletic Club's Harmony Half-Marathon, held nine days ago, and the Westminster Road Runners Club's Bachman Valley Half-Marathon, held Sunday, kept up the pace.There is good reason for the abundance of half-marathons at this time of year.
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Sports Digest | October 28, 2013
Marine Corps Marathon Bedada wins men's race, Calway takes women's title on flatter course Girma Bedada won the 38th annual Marine Corps Marathon in Washington on Sunday with a time of 2 hours, 21 minutes, 32 seconds. Bedada, 33, of Ethiopia, was one of the favorites heading into the race. Patrick Fernandez of Alexandria, Va., finished second with a time of 2:22:52. Colorado resident Kelly Calway finished first among the women (2:42:16) with Gina Slaby of Virginia Beach, Va., (2:48:04)
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By Nicholas Fouriezos, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2013
Halfway up Heartbreak Hill, an iconic stretch of the Boston Marathon course, Erica Greene was stopped by race officials, having just completed her 20th mile. The news of a bombing at the finish line had traveled down the course. For a few months after that race, Greene, a teacher at Turning Point Academy in Lanham, let her running fall to the wayside. To have trained for such a long time, only to see her dream taken away, was too much. "It took me a while to even go out and do three miles after Boston," said Greene, who plans to be part of this weekend's Baltimore Running Festival and to run in Boston next year.
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By Nicholas Fouriezos and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2013
When Chris Calimano crosses the finish line of the Baltimore Marathon on Saturday, he will have completed a journey much longer than 26.2 miles. The 32-year-old New York native will have run a marathon in 50 different states, a milestone that few runners achieve in a lifetime. The 50 States Marathon Club, which keeps track of those who accomplish the feat, lists less than 1,000 reported finishers since 2001. "I'm just having fun. Setting little goals and challenges," said Calimano, who ran his first marathon in 2010.
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By From Sun staff and news services | October 26, 2009
Baseball Ex-National Acta receives 3-year deal to manage Indians Manny Acta, fired as the Washington Nationals manager in July after 2 1/2 seasons, was hired as manager Sunday by the Cleveland Indians, who gave him a three-year contract with a club option for 2013. Acta is the first Cleveland manager hired from outside the organization since John McNamara in 1990. The Indians chose Acta, 40, over two other known finalists: Triple-A manager Torey Lovullo and former New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine, who might have eliminated himself from consideration when he arrived at his second interview last week and conceded that he not done his homework on Cleveland or the American League and wasn't sure he wanted the job. The club had planned to interview Los Angeles Dodgers hitting coach Don Mattingly and Los Angeles Angels bench coach Ron Roenicke this week.
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October 26, 2005
Run, walk -- Volunteers are needed for the Howard County Striders 8k Run Through the Grapevine at Linganore Winecellars in Mount Airy, which starts at 10 a.m. Nov. 6. Linganore is at 13601 Glissans Mill Road. Jason Tripp, 410-963-0134 or Mark Gilmore, 410-799-7976. The Marine Corps Marathon is scheduled for Sunday, and the Striders Series Race 6 (5K) will start at 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at Burleigh Manor Middle School in Ellicott City. Taci Feliciano, 443-745-7377; Eric Bell, 410-203-1473; or Kevin Dean, 410-750-2529.
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By Phillip McGowan and Phillip McGowan,SUN STAFF | October 17, 2004
Plenty of people had places to go yesterday morning in downtown Baltimore. For participants in the Baltimore Running Festival, the path was free and clear. For everyone else, it was gridlocked. Friends and families who made up a solid portion of the estimated 250,000 spectators enjoyed the sunny skies and crisp breeze as they marveled at the professional runners and motivated their slower loved ones. "This wears me out just watching these guys," said Betsy Ziegler, 54, as a quintuplet of Kenyans near the lead turned off Key Highway onto Light Street, about the halfway point of the Baltimore Marathon.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,SUN STAFF | October 16, 2004
Aran Gordon should be easy to spot amid the throng running in today's Baltimore Marathon. He's the one toting a knapsack. The guy who looks like he veered off the Appalachian Trail. Or a scoutmaster in pursuit of his troops. Which begs the question: Of the 3,000 runners, why is Gordon the one with a 10-pound pack strapped to his back? Because he's training for a bigger race, one that makes this one seem like a walk in Druid Hill Park. For Gordon, 44, of North Baltimore, today's 26.2-mile race is a prologue to the Marathon des Sables (Marathon of the Sands)
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | September 22, 2001
Road races are among the events that have been affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but preparations continue for the inaugural Baltimore Marathon Festival, which will be held four weeks from today. More than 6,100 have registered for the Comcast Baltimore Marathon, which will start and finish near PSINet Stadium, with a 26-mile, 385-yard counter-clockwise tour of the city in between. The first major marathon in the area since the 1980s will be the centerpiece of the festival, which also has 700 entrants for the Fila 5K and 400 four-person teams entered in the Geico Direct Team Relay.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,SUN STAFF | October 16, 2004
Aran Gordon should be easy to spot amid the throng running in today's Baltimore Marathon. He's the one toting a knapsack. The guy who looks like he veered off the Appalachian Trail. Or a scoutmaster in pursuit of his troops. Which begs the question: Of the 3,000 runners, why is Gordon the one with a 10-pound pack strapped to his back? Because he's training for a bigger race, one that makes this one seem like a walk in Druid Hill Park. For Gordon, 44, of North Baltimore, today's 26.2-mile race is a prologue to the Marathon des Sables (Marathon of the Sands)
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,SUN STAFF | October 12, 2003
Deborah Barnett of Columbia can run -- well enough to finish the Marine Corps Marathon in a tidy 3 hours, 2 minutes. Yet, her coach has this tendency to say the same thing to her again and again, often while tapping gently on her head: "If I can just get you squared away from the neck up, you'll be fine" goes the phrase, as Barnett and her running mentor Mick Slonaker recall it. Ah yes, the head game. While spectators at Saturday's Baltimore Marathon watch legs and arms pumping, shoulders set and faces in sundry expressions of anguish and ease, much of the action lies elsewhere, hidden beneath so many Fila caps, or somewhere between the noggin and the seat of human determination.
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