2016 MCM Winners
U.S. Army Spc. Samuel Kosgei from Junction City, KS won the 41st MCM (2:23:53).
Perry Shoemaker, from Vienna, VA, was the first female finisher of the 2016 MCM (2:51:48).
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|
"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
- 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.
|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|
|1985||Thomas Bernard||2:19:16||1987||Mary Robertson||2:44:36|
|2015||MCM||Results | Certificates|
||Capt. Frasier Alexander
|2009||MCM||Capt. Alex Lockett||3:07:55||Afghanistan||Certificates (Iraq) | Certificates|
Wreaths from 26.2 Foundation
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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