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​World Record Finish at MCM’s Turkey Trot

The 12-year-old from Annandale, VA not only broke the tape to finish first among all participants in the MCM's Turkey Trot but set a new 10K world record for 12-year-old males. He did so by beating the record setting finish time he established earlier this year.

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Three Reasons for these Local Schools to Celebrate

The MCM and Sodexo will recognize five Northern Virginia schools with the Healthy School Award, as the result of their overall student participation at the MCM Kids Run presented by Virginia529 on Saturday, Oct. 21 in Arlington, VA. With such a high volume of participation, these schools have earned the right to celebrate and here's three reasons why.

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New Personalized MCM Finisher Certificates

In 2017, the MCM debuts a new feature allowing for personalization of the finisher certificate to best represent an individual runner's experience. Runners may select up to four of 11 badges to illustrate their run with the Marines.

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Why January is Important to Runners Club

Runners who have successfully completed at least five Marine Corps Marathons are eligible to join the MCM Runners Club. Currently, the Club boasts 3,535 members. During October 2017, more than 1,740 club members participated in the 42nd MCM. Annually, more than 300 individuals earn access to the Runners Club by completing their fifth MCM.

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Four Things to Know about 2018 MCM Events

The 2018 MCM Event Schedule will include ​14 different running challenges over seven weekends starting in March and concluding in November. As runners wrap up 2017 and set new goals for the upcoming year, here's some important things to know about the 2018 MCM event calendar.

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​Former Groundpounder Announces MCM Retirement

Will Brown of Raleigh, NC, formerly recognized as one of the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) beloved Groundpounders, is announcing his retirement from running the event after having participated in “The People’s Marathon” for 42 consecutive years.

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Scaffolding at MCM Finish

The U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial is currently undergoing a lengthy rehabilitation and will remain hidden by scaffolding on MCM Day.

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Seven Inspiring Runners who will Speak at MCMTalks

MCMTalks showcases seven runners who passionately want to change lives, share insights and inspire new attitudes during MCM Weekend at the Gaylord National Resort.

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Actor and U.S. Marine J.W. Cortes to Run MCM10K

J.W. Cortes is a unique-kind of Hollywood triple threat. The accomplished singer and actor, is also a U.S. Marine. On October 22, Cortes will continue his “triple threat” status at the MCM10K singing, running and serving as the official starter of the event.

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Meet Bret: His Worldly Challenge

After being diagnosed with Parkison’s Disease, Bret Parker has jumped full speed into running to keep healthy and fundraising for research as a member of the Patient Council for the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The attorney and Executive Director of the New York Bar Association is also busy training for his first MCM. Although he has successfully completed five marathons in his hometown, Parker says the disease can take its toll.

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Three Must-Attend MCM Weekend Events

To fully immerse one’s self in the MCM experience means to attend more than just the Marathon or 10K. It means being part of the fun and excitement of MCM Weekend events.

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Meet Brian: Winning the Battle to Good Health

Brian Kapur is rather brave. Not only is he a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan currently residing in Washington Redskins territory, but he determined to change and not afraid to face the daily battle that comes with maintaining good health.

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Meet Marina: Soaring to 100 Marathons

​Marina Jones is a wonder. It was in her 40’s that Jones was the oldest female to qualify in two different Olympic marathon trials. She completed the 1996 Olympic trials finishing the marathon distance in 2:49:54, which was just six seconds under the 2:50:00 Olympic qualifying time for women athletes at that time. Four years later, Jones completed the 2000 Olympic trials, running even faster, with a finish time of 2:40:00.

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Meet Vincent: A Story of Purpose

MCM runner Vincent Carrano, then Marine Infantry corporal, was serving with the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment deployed to Afghanistan when they experienced heavy fighting and the unimaginable loss of many fellow Marines.

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Brooks Recreates Vintage MCM Shirt

​The running community is close-knit with runners often willing to lend a hand to one another with camaraderie on display from local races to international competitions. The running spirit is also alive and well throughout the industry. Most recently, Brooks, proud MCM shoe/apparel sponsor, helped the Houchin family of runners “re-gear” their father -- a lifelong runner whose clothes were torn as he experienced a massive heart attack during a running event in March.

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