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Runners take scenic route in Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

On March 27, 2012

On Saturday, March 17 thousands of runners pounded the pavement of the nation's capital for the 2012 Sun Trust Rock 'n' Roll USA Marathon. Michael Wardian of Arlington, VA won the men's full marathon finishing in 2 hours, 26 minutes and 35 seconds. Meghan Bishop, a medical student at George Washington University captured first place in the women's bracket running the 26.2 mile course in a little over three hours (3:01:40).

Ricky Flynn of Lynchburg, VA completed the half marathon in 1 hour, 6 minutes, and 39 seconds. Twenty-four year-old, Askale Merachi of Ethiopia crossed the finish line at 1 hour, 16 minutes, and 52 seconds.

Participants enjoyed national landmarks, musical bands, and avid supporters along the route. More than 24,000 entrants registered from 34 countries and all 50 states. The Rock 'n' Roll USA Marathon is the only event of its kind run entirely in Washington, DC. Freddie Allen/DMVAS/District Chronicles

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