MCM Records

2017 MCM Winners

Desto Veriso Morkama from Arlington, VA wont the 42nd MCM (2:25:14).

Sarah Bishop, from Fairfax, VA, was the first female finisher of the 2017 MCM (2:45:07).

Chronology of Winners


1976 2:21:14 Kenneth Moore, Eugene, OR 2:56:33 Susan Mallery, Columbus, OH
1977 2:19:36 Kevin McDonald, Greenville, SC 2:54:04 Susan Mallery, Columbus, OH
1978 2:18:07 Scott Eden, Richmond, VA 3:01:34 Jane Killion, New York, NY
1979 2:19:35 Phil Camp, Pensacola, FL 2:58:14 J. Martin (USMC), Quantico, VA
1980 2:18:38 Michael E. Hurd, Great Britain 2:41:54 Jan Yerkes, Buckingham, PA
1981 2:16:31 Dean Matthews, Atlanta, GA 2:50:33 C. Lorenzoni, Charlottesville, VA
1982 2:21:29 Jeff Smith, Cumberland, MD 2:44:51 C. Lorenzoni, Charlottesville, VA
1983 2:17:46 Farley Simon (USMC), Aiea, HI 2:45:55 Susan Carden, Stroudsburg, PA
1984 2:19:40 Brad Ingram, Mansfield, OH 2:43:20 Pamela Briscoe, Chevy Chase, MD
1985 2:19:16 Thomas Bernard, Hayes, VA 2:44:42 Natalie Updegrove, Richmond, VA
1986 2:23:13 Brad Ingram, Mansfield, OH 2:42:59 Kathy Champagne, Plattsburg, NY
1987 2:14:01 Jeff Scuffins, Hagerstown, MD 2:44:36 Mary Robertson, Richmond, VA
1988 2:21:59 Jim Hage, Lanham, MD 2:51:26 Lori Lawson, Philadelphia, PA
1989 2:20:23 Jim Hage, Lanham, MD 2:45:16 Laura DeWald, Grand Rapids, MI
1990 2:21:32 Matthew Waight, New Britain, PA 2:37:00 Olga Markova, Lenningrad, USSR
1991 2:17:54 Carlos Rivas, Mexico City, Mexico 2:44:27 Amy Kattwinkel, Charlotte, NC
1992 2:24:09 Rene Guerrero, Mexico City, Mexico 2:47:58 Judy Mercon, Clearwater, FL
1993 2:23:56 Dominique Bariod, Morez, France 2:48:41 Holly Ebert, Provo, UT
1994 2:22:51 Graciano Gonzales, Mexico City, Mexico 2:39:34 Susan Malloy, Charlottsville, VA
1995 2:16:34 Darrell General, Mitchellville, MD 2:49:21 Claudia Kusan, Williamsburg, VA
1996 2:15:09 Isaac Garcia, Cipreses, Mexico 2:48:34 Emma Cabrera, Cipreses, Mexico
1997 2:18:21 Darrell General, Mitchellville, MD 2:53:42 Donna Moore, Kensington, MD
1998 2:25:31 Weldon Johnson, Washington, DC 2:49:07 Kimberly Markland, San Antonio, TX
1999 2:23:27 Mark Croasdale, Chivenor, Britain 2:51:53 Donna Moore, Silver Spring, MD
2000 2:25:50 Richard Cochrane, Harpswell, ME 2:47:52 E. Ruel, Laval, Quebec, Canada
2001 2:28:28 Farley Simon (USMC Ret.) Aiea, HI 2:48:13 L. Stitch-Zimmerman, Beaverton, OR
2002 2:25:01 Chris Juarez, (Capt. USAF) Las Vegas, NV 2:57:27 Elizabeth Scanlon, Alexandria, VA
2003 2:25:07 Peter Sherry, Great Falls, VA 2:37:59 Heather Hanscom, Alexandria, VA
2004 2:25:35 Retta Feyissa, Bronx, NY 2:47:10 Mary-Kate Bailey, Arlington, VA
2005 2:22:18 Ruben Garcia, Washington, DC 2:47:10 S. Kvasnicka, Great Falls, VA
2006 2:21:20 Ruben Garcia, Washington, DC 3:00:22 Laura Thompson, Boise, ID
2007 2:22:20 Tamrat Ayalew, Atlanta, GA 2:51:14 Kristen Henehan, Silver Spring, MD
2008 2:22:44 Andrew Dumm, Arlington, VA 2:48:55 Cate Fenster, Wooster, OH
2009 2:21:47 John Mentzer, (Lt. Cmdr. NAVY) Kittery, ME 2:49:48 Muliye Gurmu, Ethiopia
2010 2:23:30 J. Bradosky, (Lt. USAF) Centerville, OH 2:39:19 Janet Cherobon, Rome, GA
2011 2:19:16 Charles Ware, Wheeling, IL 2:45:28 Tezata Dengersa, Ellicott City, MD
2012 2:20:20 Augustus Maiyo, Colorado Springs, CO 2:42:03 Hirut Guanqul, Ellicott City, MD
2013 2:21:21 Girma Bedada, Columbia, GA 2:42:15 Kelly Calway, Manitou Springs, CO
2014 2:22:12 Samuel Kosgei, Junction City, KS 2:51:48 Meghan Curran, Moorestown, NJ
2015 2:24:25 Trevor Lafontaine, Cornwall, NY 2:45:56 Jenny Suanca, Coasta Rica
2016 2:23:53 Samuel Kosgei, Junction City, KS 2:51:48 Perry Shoemaker, Vienna, VA
2017 2:25:14 Desto Beriso Morkama, Arlington, VA 2:45:07 Sarah Bishop, Fairfax, VA

MCM Awards

"The People's Marathon" recognizes the accomplishments of all runners who train for and complete the MCM. Earning the coveted Eagle, Globe and Anchor medal is a rewarding moment runners will forever cherish. Some runners distinguish themselves for outstanding performance in a particular category. More than 470 awards will be earned at the MCM with many being presented at the event.

The top three male and female MCM10K finishers will be celebrated in a ceremony at 9:30 a.m.

The top three male and female Marine Corps Marathon finishers will be celebrated in a ceremony at 11:10 a.m.

At 12:45 p.m., the MCM will recognize top military participants. In a ceremony taking place on the awards stage behind the VIP tent at the Marine Corps War Memorial, the Armed Forces Competition and Challenge Cup winners will be announced. Additionally, special military awards are presented to the top Navy finishers by Navy Federal Credit Union and the top Marine finishers by MARSOC.

The following awards are presented at the MCM:

  • MCM Overall: top three male and top three female awards will be presented at finish line. Top finishers are determined by gun time.
  • Challenge Cup competition
  • MCM10K Overall: top male and top female
  • Handcycle
  • USMC Award: 2nd and 3rd active duty male and female Marine finishers
  • MARSOC: top male and female Marine finisher
  • Navy Federal Award: top active duty male and female Navy finisher
  • Special Olympics: top male and top female
  • Special Olympics Unified Team: top male or top female
  • Penguin Award: presented to the last official finisher at the finish line

In the weeks following the MCM, runner timing data is verified and all awards will be determined. Age award winners will be invited to special presentations in early December.

The following awards are mailed out after event weekend:

MCM Individual Awards

  • MCM Overall Masters
  • MCM Overall Seniors: male and female age 50+
  • Top Wheelchair
  • Top finishers n the following increments: 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-70,80+. Age awards are determined by chip time.

MCM Specialty Awards

  • LtCol D. Ice Award: first reserved military finisher

Beginning in 2017, the MCM will no longer issue awards in the team and weight group categories.

Participation

Year Finishers Year Finishers
Year Finishers
1976 1,018 1990 10,906 2004 16,399
1977 2,366 1991 11,288
2005 18,841
1978 4,700 1992 11,262
2006 20,912
1979 5,483 1993 12,030
2007 20,626
1980 6,264 1994 12,675 2008 18,236
1981 6,556 1995 14,618
2009 21,410
1982 8,516 1996 15,219
2010 21,947
1983 8,317 1997 14,010
2011 21,023
1984 8,604 1998 13,149
2012 23,519
1985
7,819 1999 14,368
2013 23,380
1986 7,913
2000 17,048
2014 19,690
1987
8,809 2001 14,341 2015
23,181
1988 8,998 2002 14,058 2016 19,724
1989 10,084 2003 15,968 2017 20,042

Total: 575,317


Course Records

Men


Women


1987 Jeff Scuffins 2:14:01 1990 Olga Markova 2:37:00
1996 Issaac Garcia 2:15:09 2003 Heather Hanscom 2:37:59
1981 Dean Matthews 2:16:31 2010 Janet Cheronbon 2:39:19
1995 Darrell General 2:16:34 1994 Susan Malloy 2:39:34
1983 Farley Simon 2:17:46 1980 Jan Yerkes 2:41:54
1981
Hank Pfeifle
2:17:52
2012
Hirut Guangal
2:42:03
1991
Carlos Rivas
2:17:52
2013 Kelly Calway 2:42:16
1978
Scott Eden
2:18:07
1986
Kathy Champagne
2:42:59
1997
Darrell General
2:18:21
1984
Pamela Briscoe
2:43:20
1980
Michael Hurd
2:18:38
1991 Amy Kattwinkel
2:44:27
1985 Thomas Bernard 2:19:16 1987 Mary Robertson 2:44:36

MCM Forward

Year Event
Winner Time Location
Results
2015 MCM Results | Certificates
2014 MCM Results
2013
MCM Results
2012
MCM
Ben Lukowski
2:43:00
Afghanistan
Results |Certificates
2011
MCM
Capt. Frasier Alexander
2:49:20
Afghanistan
Results |Certificates
2010
MCM Doug Stevens
3:10:07 Iraq
2009 MCM Capt. Alex Lockett 3:07:55 Afghanistan Certificates (Iraq) | Certificates
2009 MCM Joseph Woodley
3:05:49

2007
MCM Ray Garibol
3:30:58
2006 MCM
Ben Friedrick 3:06:03

Wreaths from 26.2 Foundation

Wreath presented to MCM winner by 26.2 Foundation and Dimitri Kyriakides

After winning the Boston Marathon in 1946, Stylianos Kyriakides used his fame to bring attention, food and aid to his fellow Greek countrymen who were dying of starvation following World War II. Each year, Stylianos's son, Dimitri Kyriakides, with the support of the 26.2 Foundation, provides gold, silver and bronze wreaths to the MCM to be placed on the heads of the top finishers in honor of his father.

The handmade wreaths come from Marathon, Greece and are made of olive branches from olive trees near the Tomb of the Athenians. Buried in the tomb are Greek soldiers who gave their lives in the Battle of Marathon more than 2,500 years ago.

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