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The race is in its 39th year running and is the third largest marathon in the U.S. This year registration is on a lottery system.
The lead runner of the Marine Corps Marathon 10K race has been disqualified for running with as an illegal entry.
The nation's third-largest marathon began Sunday morning as an estimated 40,000 runners took part in the Marine Corps Marathon, which began and will end at Arlington National Cemetery, winding its way through the District over its 26.2-mile course.
Drivers coming into D.C. and Arlington should be prepared for widespread road closures as the Marine Corps Marathon gets underway Sunday.
There will be changes for runners of the Marine Corps Marathon this weekend, with security in mind.
Runners hoping to take part in the 2014 Marine Corps Marathon will enter a lottery for a shot at a race slot.
A marathon is supposed to end with smiles, maybe tears of joy and certainly exhaustion. It is not supposed to end with carnage and blood on the streets. The horror that struck Boston last week makes some of us wonder: Could it happen here, too?
One of the many error messages says engineers have been alerted to the issue and to try again in a few minutes.
It is said every great journey begins with a single step. The same thing applies to running, say, the Marine Corps Marathon. You don't begin your training by running 26.2 miles. You begin by jogging around the block -- that first step - - and gradually build your endurance over time.
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