FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Reston Retailer Wins Running Store Competition at the
35th Marine Corps Marathon Potomac River Running Team
Tops 10 Stores in DC, Maryland and Virginia
QUANTICO, VA (Dec. 1, 2010) – The Potomac River Running store of Reston, VA
has captured the Running Store Team Competition held during the 35th Marine
Corps Marathon (MCM) on Oct. 31. The competition included runners
representing 10 stores located in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
Running stores throughout the region registered mixed male and female teams
to participate in the 26.2 mile event. Running Store results were tabulated
by combining the finishing times of each team's top three runners with at
least one representative of both genders. The MCM's official race results
released this week reveal Potomac River Running of Reston won the
competition with a combined finishing time of 8:34:43.
The team's first place runners and finishing times were Adam Condit
(2:31:00) of Ashburn, VA, Aaron Schwartzbard (2:44:00) of Reston, VA and
Deedee Loughran (3:19:43) of Oak Hill, VA. Condit placed eighth overall
among 13,248 male participants in the 35th MCM.
"We are excited about the stellar performance of the Reston store team,"
says Ray Pugsley, store owner. "Potomac River Running views our racing
team as an excellent way to support the running community at the grassroots
level...from the aspiring elites, like Adam Condit, to the seasoned masters
still turning in impressive performances as Deedee did. We are fortunate to
be involved with such a talented group of athletes."
The MCM team will present the Running Store Award to Potomac River Running
staff during an in-store ceremony that will be announced in the upcoming
weeks. The event will be open to the public.
"The Running Store Competition is another way in which 'The People's
Marathon' generates enthusiasm for the sport of running," says Rick Nealis,
MCM Director. "The competition also is an opportunity for local running
store employees to get out from behind the cash register and run with their
For media information about the Running Store Competition, contact Tami
Faram, Marine Corps Marathon Public Relations Coordinator at 703-432-1840
Voted the best marathon for families, the Marine Corps Marathon honors the
dedication, sportsmanship and patriotism of its participants. Runners from
all walks of life participate in the largest marathon not to offer prize
money, earning the nickname as "The People's Marathon." The MCM is the
fourth largest marathon in the United States and the eighth largest in the
world. The 36th Marine Corps Marathon will be held on October 30, in
Arlington, VA. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement is implied.