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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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Canadian Couple’s 50th Anniversary Tri-bute

The Faughts will be among 600 Tri athletes coming from 21 states and Washington, D.C. as well as Canada and Australia to participate. Together, they will endure a 750-meter open swim, 12.4-mile bike and 5k run that will occur on the grounds of Quantico’s Officer Candidate School (OCS) and in the waters of the Potomac River.

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Runners Can Speak at MCMTalks

Have you learned something on your marathon journey worth sharing? The MCM invites runners who passionately want to change lives, share insights and inspire new attitudes to speak during MCM Weekend. Introducing MCMTalks, in the spirit of a very popular global community intent on spreading ideas with short, powerful talks.

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The MCMmys: Recognizing Marathon Participants

​The MCMmys will recognize the excellence, passion and uniqueness of the runner community participating in the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon. This virtual award program will enable runners to share their stories, motivations, challenges, successes and zaniness in nine distinct categories.

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Three Timing Requirements for the Marine Corps Marathon

The Marine Corps Marathon will start at 7:55 a.m. when the howitzer blasts along Route 110 in Arlington, VA. To successfully continue along the course and reach the Marine Corps War Memorial finish line, runners must maintain a 14 minute-per-mile pace throughout the course.

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How to Pick Hotels Close to Marine Corps Marathon

With approximately half the field of participants from outside the national capital area and the other half knowing all too well the challenges of area traffic, picking the most convenient hotel for Marine Corps Marathon Weekend can make a big difference in the experience. Finding a convenient location is essential and to do that means multiple considerations must be addressed.

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Four Changes to the 2017 Marine Corps Marathon Course

The 42nd Marine Corps Marathon will feature a course familiar to those that previously participated in the annual event hosted in Arlington, VA and the nation’s capital. After making a series of adjustments to the 26.2 mile course last year necessitated by the Metro system’s extensive SafeTrack repair program, the MCM will revert to a course utilized in 2016 that received favorable reviews from runners.

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