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Marine Corps Marathon Newsletter - November 2010
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Congratulations 2010 MCM Finishers
Congratulations on your successful participation in "The People's Marathon." Borrowing the words of Pheidippides after his historic run 2,500 years ago in Greece, "Rejoice. You have conquered." The finishers field of 21,856 runners is the largest ever in MCM history. An additional 7,300 completed the MCM10K. The Marines, volunteers, staff and entertainers were honored to support all runners on this amazing MCM Day. Unofficial results are posted online. Congrats!
Celebrating the 2010 Winners
Air Force Second Lt. Jacob Bradosky topped all finishers at the 2010 MCM with the unofficial time of 2:23:30. Ronald Kurui of Kenya was a fast second (2:23:41). The U.S. Marine Corps held its own with 1st Lt. Sean Barrett finishing third (2:24:08) overall. Returning MCM champion Lt. Cmdr. John Mentzer finished fourth (2:24:16).

The women were led by foreign competitors with Kenyan Janet Cherobon finishing first at 2:39:19, while Tezata Desalgn of Turkey finished third in 2:48:35. Navy Lt. Gina Slaby did her sea service proud, finishing second among women in 2:46:58.

Mark Pepple broke the MCM10K finisher ribbon at 33:41. Alemtsehey Misganaw was the top female finisher, setting a new course record with a time of 34:43.
2010 MCM Certificates to be Available on Finisher Webpages
An individualized webpage has been created for each MCM finisher. The page includes MarathonFoto images of the runner, split times, map track, message boards, social network sharing capabilities and finisher certificates (beginning in December). 2010 MCM Certificates
Now That You've Run It, Watch It
Go back and watch video as you cross the MCM finish line. In addition, Comcast SportsNet is hosting runner diaries, feature stories and race day segments. FLIR captured runners on course through high resolution imaging technology. Comcast
Building the Punch List-MCM Finisher Feedback Survey
Share your insights, favorites, recommendations, and suggestions. Kindly take a few moments to complete the 2010 MCM Finisher Survey. Survey
Commemorate Your Achievement
Celebrate mission accomplished with MCM finisher merchandise including plaques, personalized products, photos, teddy bears and Brooks apparel. The MCM finish line banner will be repurposed into limited edition tote bags and duffle bags. New this year... MCM embroidered pillows and special designed towels. Visit the MCM Shop for a selection of licensed vendors. Commemorate
Appreciating the Volunteers
A special thank you to the volunteers who supported the MCM runners. Marines, Sailors and civilians made outstanding contributions to the successful execution of MCM Weekend. Volunteer
2011 Marine Corps Marathon Registration Opens on Iwo Anniversary
The 2011 Marine Corps Marathon will be held on October 30. Registration opens on February 23, the anniversary of the flag raising on Iwo Jima. Active duty discount begins in January. MCM Runners Club and 2010 runners who deferred to the 2011 MCM must follow registration instructions that will be emailed in January. Register for 2011
Historic Half Marathon Registration Opens on December 15
Remember no matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. And with the arrival of spring, comes the Marine Corps Historic Half marathon on May 15. Join the Marine Corps again, this time for a 13.1 mile run through Historic Fredericksburg, Virginia. Historic Half
Five-time Finishers Join MCM Runners Club
Any runner who has finished the MCM five or more times is eligible to join the prestigious MCM Runners Club. Membership guarantees a spot in all future MCMs for life, plus special patches for each five-year milestone reached and a reserved spot in the Inspire a Miler during MCM Weekend. Runners Club registration for the 2011 MCM will be available beginning in January. Runners Club
Wizards Salute the MCM
The Washington Wizards will salute MCM Finishers on Friday, Dec. 10 when the Knicks come to Verizon Center. Special priced seats are available for all MCM participants at Use promo code: mcmarathon. And keep an eye out for Miles to come strong to the hoop.