FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Reston Virginia Store to Receive Marine Corps Marathon Award on Jan. 4
Potomac River Running Claims Victory Over 14 Competitors at the 36th MCM
QUANTICO, VA (Jan. 3, 2012) - The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) will travel
to Reston, VA on Thursday, Jan. 4 at 11 a.m. to present the annual Running
Store Team Award to the Potomac River Running store. Capturing a win for
the second year, the Potomac River Running Team beat 14 other retail teams
vying for the win at the 36th MCM on Sunday, Oct. 30. The PRR Team was led
by Adam Condit, 28, formerly of Ashburn VA, who completed the MCM in
2:29:28. Condit not only put the Reston store in first place, but he placed
fifth overall among 21,023 MCM finishers in 2011.
The MCM Running Store Award will be presented by MCM Director Rick Nealis
and mascot Miles the bulldog to PRR store owners Ray and Cathy Pugsley and
Margie and Brendan Shapiro. The event is free and open to the public and
will be held at the Reston store location at 11911 Democracy Drive.
Fifteen retailers registered runners representing their stores located in
Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia. Team Running Store results are
determined by combining the finishing times of each store's fastest three
runners, including at least one runner of both genders.
PRR's winning team members are Adam Condit, who now resides in Cedar
Rapids, IA, Chris Sloane of Rockville, MD (2:37:22) and Mary Klaff of
Potomac Falls, VA (3:39:40). Together the PRR team won with a combined time
Voted the "Best Marathon for Families" and the "Best Marathon in the Mid
Atlantic," 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
name "The People's Marathon." The 37th MCM will be held on October 28, 2012
in Arlington, VA. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement is implied.