The MCM is one of the largest marathons in the US and the world and stands as the largest marathon in the world that doesn’t offer prize money, earning its nickname, “The People’s Marathon.” Learn about some of the most memorable MCM moments and achievements throughout the decades.
mcm hall of fame
Each year, special individuals are recognized for the positive impact they have had in the ongoing success of “The People’s Marathon.”
Supreme Court Justices, Vice Presidents, Oprah! The big stage of the MCM attracts big names.
|3:11:00||1980||Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court Justice|
|3:20:28||1998||Lt. Cmdr. Andy Baldwin, USN, M.D. and “The Bachelor” in 2007|
|3:23:53||2006||Mike Barz, Anchor, Fox News|
|3:26:55||2000||Gen. Robert Magnus, USMC (Ret.)|
|3:30:18||1983||John Edwards, former U.S. Senator, (NC) and VP candidate|
|3:35:12||2006||Chuck Bell, Meteorologist, NBC4, Washington, D.C.|
|3:37:20||2008||Adrian Fenty, Mayor (DC)|
|3:43:24||1983||Charles Gibson, Anchor ABC News|
|3:49:28||1998||Jessica Cash, Radio Personality, WFLS (VA)|
|3:58:24||2007||Jean Schmidt, Representative (OH)|
|4:22:42||2010||Art Smith, Celebrity Chef (chef to Oprah/owner of DC restaurant)|
|4:29:15||1994||Oprah Winfrey, TV Host|
|4:30:02||1998||Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady|
|4:35:20||2001||Richie McDonald, Country Singer|
|4:37:11||2011||Drew Carey, host of “The Price is Right”|
|4:37:24||2002||Doreen Gentzler, Anchor NBC, Washington, D.C.|
|4:37:29||2005||Mike Huckabee, former governor (AR) and Fox News host|
|4:39:01||1999||Steve Buyer, former U.S. Representative (IN)|
|4:40:05||2007||Kevin Blackistone, sports journalist|
|4:54:25||1997||Al Gore, former Vice President|
|4:54:36||2001||Bill Frist, former U.S. Senator (TN)|
|5:01:00||2006||Harvey Walden IV, Celebrity Fit Club, VHI|
|5:09:08||1983||Ted Koppel, Broadcast Journalist, former host of “Nightline”|
|5:40:37||2003||Jon Porter, U.S. Representative (NV)|
|05:46:36||2022||Gen David H. Berger, 38th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps|
|5:46:43||1999||Ray LaHood, U.S. Transportation Secretary|
The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is a Gold Level Certified Event by the Council for Responsible Sport. This award is in recognition for our continued commitment to being socially and environmentally responsible as a world-class running event. This is the MCM’s second gold certification from the Council and was the second largest U.S marathon to earn this distinction among environmentally-conscious sporting events.
Meet the few, the proud, the MCMO staff.