Thousands of people ran through Arlington, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. in the Marine Corps Marathon in-person for the first time since 2019 on Sunday.
MCM Weekend featured events from Friday to Saturday, including the 26.2-mile marathon and a 50K ultramarathon. The race is considered to be the largest in the world and does not offer prize money.
The winner of the 26.2-mile marathon was Kyle King, an active-duty marine from Yucca Valley, California. He said this was his first time running the race and a long-time goal of his.
King finished with a time of 2 hours, 19 minutes and 19 seconds, more than 3 minutes ahead of the second-place runner.
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“I feel awesome now that it's over, I was in a lot of pain the last 10K,” King said.
The winner of the 50K was Chris Raulli, a runner from North Carolina.
“A lot of support out there, typically 50K’s are pretty lonely, but to have someone there every mile was a different experience for me,” Raulli said.
Chelsea Baker, of the United Kingdom was the first woman across the finish line. Her run was 2 hours, 42 minutes and 37 seconds, nearly 5 minutes ahead of her closest female challenger.
Baker ran the race back in 2019 when it rained the whole time. She said Sunday was an amazing day and the conditions did the course justice.
Kevin Hillery, of Alexandria, won the hand cyclist race coming in at 1 hour, 19 minutes and 25 seconds.
The News4 team had a few runners complete the 10K race, including Chuck Bell, Juliana Valencia, and Arun Raman.
The race's weather was ideal for running with dry, sunny and cool conditions. The morning started with a frost advisory, but temperatures warmed to the 60s by the end of the race.