Over 24,000 runners took flight at the United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington DC Marathon & ½ Marathon braving the cold with smiles on their faces. 10 year NFL wide receiver and no stranger to performing in sub-freezing temperatures, Donte Stallworth completed his first ever half marathon. wear blue: run to remember lined the hardest uphill mile of the course with American flags and pictures of fallen soldiers before runners and spectators were treated to a finish line festival featuring The Family Stone as the headliner.
21 year old, Samuel Doud, took top place in his first ever marathon in 2:26:57 beating out veterans, Girma Bedada and Mike Wardian. Christie Wetzel finished first for the women in 3:04:01 with her husband right behind her. Mizael Carrera was the champion in the half marathon with a time of 1:05:51 while Kerry Allen topped the podium for the women in 1:19:20