Marine Corps Marathon

MCM 2017: Running to Remember

The day before Memorial Day weekend in 1997, Marine First Lieutenant Robert Straw was on a routine mission to pick up a helicopter in Texas and ­fly it to North Carolina. Tragically, the Cobra crashed, killing [...]

62 Runners Raise More than $30,000 for NMCRS

The 62 runners representing Team NMCRS at the 41st Marine Corps Marathon in October were a diverse group, but they were all supporting Sailors, Marines and their families. Our runners: • Were between 18 and 71 [...]

MCM 2016: Steph Walker Needed Added Motivation of Supporting Society to Train

  By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso Although she’d won a coveted Marine Corps Marathon bib in the lottery, Steph Walker was not excited about the race. “It was the first time I had to train in the [...]

Years Ago She Cheered Runners at Marine Corps Marathon, Now Christie Bonacci Will Run

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso Many years ago, Christie Bonacci and a friend dragged their combined five young children all over DC to support the kids’ dads as they ran the Marine Corps Marathon. Despite waiting at [...]

MCM 2016: Navy Corpsman and Paramedic Firefighter Joe Paterniti to Run Third MCM

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso With a World War II fighter pilot for a grandfather, and several uncles and cousins in the Navy and Marine Corps, Joe Paterniti always had the soul of a Marine. After high [...]

MCM 2016: Navy Supply Corps Officer Will Train for Marathon on a Submarine

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso During her next deployment Alexis Anderson will also be training—underwater—for the 41st Marine Corps Marathon. The USS Georgia is only 560 feet long, and you can’t exactly run laps around a submarine, [...]

MCM 2016: Captain Brett Pierson Celebrates Birthday and Retirement with First Marathon

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso Next year Captain Brett Pierson, who graduated from the Naval Academy in 1987, will retire from the Navy after 30 years of commissioned service. He has flown all over the world for [...]

MCM 2016: Cryptological Technician Luke Cincotta Runs to Keep Fit

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso After working for five years as a special education teacher, Luke Cincotta needed a change. “Special ed is a hard job,” he explained. “I got burned out. I still love kids and [...]

MCM 2016: Samirah Abdul-Fattah Runs to Support Military Families in the Face of Divisive Rhetoric

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso By day, Samirah Abdul-Fattah works for a domestic violence prevention coalition. At night, she takes a shift in emergency room admissions at a hospital in Trenton, New Jersey. Then on Saturday mornings, [...]

Marine Corps Marathon 2016: Navy Dive Doctor Runs for Community and Society

During his first assignment as a Navy physician, in Yokosuka, Japan, Stephen Fischer was surprised to realize how tough it was for enlisted families to make ends meet. “Especially in a place like Japan where things [...]

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