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​Michelle Kinsella – On Running to Honor her Father

In 2010, Michelle Kinsella ran her first marathon in honor of her Marine dad Sgt Bob Poulin, and she hasn’t stopped running since.

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45 Top MCM Moments

As the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) celebrates 45 years of being “The People’s Marathon,” we’re looking back at some of the most memorable moments and achievements throughout the last four-and-a-half decades.

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​Air Force Veteran Uses Marine Corps Marathon to Fundraise for Military Families

“I got a package from Fisher House that had a little singlet that had ‘Fisher House’ on it,” he said. “And I thought, well, if I paid $500, I'm going to wear this jersey. So, I pulled it on. I had no idea what it was going to mean.”

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​Running and Raising Funds for Congenital CMV Awareness

“When I saw the opportunity to run the MCM10K, and raise funds directly for CMV awareness, I jumped at the opportunity,”

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​Post-Marathon Recovery Tips

Recovering from a marathon is a whole body task, involving emotional and physical challenges. Here are some tips from the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Psyching Team on how to recover mentally from the amazing feat you’ve just completed.

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National Family Health and Fitness Day

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​MCM Audio Experience

The MCM Audio Experience presented by USAA offers virtual runners the opportunity to hear cheer messages from special guests while running in locations across the country. Runners can even solicit cheer messages from friends and family to play alongside the music or whatever else is in their earbuds.

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MedStar Provides Free Exercise Bands to MCM Runners

Every MCM Weekend participant will receive a free MedStar Health exercise band. Look for the bands in the runner packet you'll receive in the mail alongside the official participant shirt and finisher medal.

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​Tips on Running Your Solo Virtual MCM Event

It may be hard to predict what it will be like to run the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) solo this year, and you certainly don’t want to underestimate the challenges it may present. You may not have the cheering crowds, the feeling of camaraderie with the other runners you see on the course and the excitement of crossing the finish line, but your virtual event can still be great.

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The Black Sands of Iwo Jima Featured in MCM Anniversary Medal

To celebrate the 45th MCM anniversary coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima, the MCM has designed the most iconic finisher medal ever. The commemorative medal will feature the filmstrip images of the flag raising on Iwo Jima along the ribbon and actual black sands collected at Iwo Jima.

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​Marathoner Finds Motivation in Fisher House Fundraising

“Look at your ‘Why.’ I think that is really important. Everyone has their own. Why they're training, why they're putting their bodies through it, why they're taking the time away from their family or other passions, why they're getting up off the couch.”

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Military Match to Motivate MCM Runners

The MCM Military Match program presented by Cigna pairs civilian and military runners for this year’s virtual MCM Weekend to communicate directly, motivate each other through the final weeks of training and to provide support for the virtual run.

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​Semper Fun Run – Training Plan

Training tips and guidelines to help you achieve the goal of running a strong mile as part of the first ever virtual MCM Semper Fun Mile – open to all ages – to enjoy with family, friends, neighbors or anyone.

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The Frozen Chosin 7.0 Miler

Runners will complete 7.0 miles between November 27 and December 13, 2020, a span of dates matching the battle that occurred in −36 °F in 1950.

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​Grieving the Loss of an In-Person Marine Corps Marathon

Each Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) participant had a vision and expectation for October 25, 2020. Participants relish the beauty and excitement of the MCM course and love the experience of togetherness and competition on the grand stage that the MCM provides. We now must grieve the loss of this vision, shift our expectations to fit our current reality, and create a new vision for the MCM 2020 experience.

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