Ar­ling­ton man wins Rock ’n’ Roll USA Marathon

The Washington Times Daily - - Metro -

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.

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