Navy lieutenant Patrick Hearn and Army first lieutenant Lindsay Gabow finished today’s 43rd running of the Marine Corps Marathon as the top male and female Armed Forces team runners, respectively.
The 2018 Armed Forces Marathon Championship was held in conjunction with the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. on October 28. Cool, still, overcast conditions made for ideal running weather, and contributed to many of the top finishers achieving a personal record for time.
Hearn, running in his third Marine Corps Marathon, improved on his second place armed forces/fifth place overall finish from last year with a personal record time of 2:23:26. The All Navy team runner started the race strong and then ran as part of a pack of three Navy runners before making a move between the Mile 18 and 19 marks by the U.S. Capitol building to run neck and neck with the overall winner for much of the remainder of the race.