Arlington man wins Rock ’n’ Roll USA Marathon
An Arlington man won Saturday’s Rock ’n’ Roll USA Marathon, beating out 3,128 runners with a time of 2:26:35.
Michael Wardian, 37, who wore bib No. 1, finished more than two minutes faster than second-place runner Travis Barczak, 22, of Williamston, Mich.
The fastest woman, Meghan Bishop, a 26-year-old from Blue Bell, Pa., finished in 3:01:32, or 30th overall.
A Manassas, Va., woman, Bethany Sachtleben, 20, came in second among women with a time of 3:08:43.
Seven men from the District, Maryland or Virginia placed in the top 10, while four women from the D.C. area finished in the top 10 among women.
The 26.2-mile race, along with a half-marathon and two-person relay, was held on a sunny, unseasonably warm St. Patrick’s Day. The races began and ended at RFK Stadium in Southeast. While runners passed such landmarks as the Washington Monument and the Tidal Basin, they were entertained by bands located along the route.