The 2021 In-Person Marine Corps Marathon Has Been Canceled

“After exhausting all possibilities, the opportunity to safely operate and execute a live event is just not feasible at this time.”

Even as the Army Ten-Miler elected to cancel its in-person event and go virtual-only earlier this month, citing rising COVID-19 case rates, organizers of the Marine Corps Marathon, 50K, and 10K, appeared to be committed to moving ahead with their in-person events on Oct. 31. The organization sent out a press release on Sept. 15…

With His Playing Days Behind Him, Paul Rabil Devotes His Time to Premier Lacrosse League’s Future

Rabil’s retirement plans include working on PLL’s next broadcast TV deal, innovating the on-field product, scheduling expansion down the road, and evaluating the league’s eventual shift to a city-based model.

The 2021 Premier Lacrosse League season marked a resurgence for Paul Rabil. After registering just five points in five games for the Atlas Lacrosse Club in 2020, the 35-year-old midfielder and co-founder of PLL recorded 22 goals and seven assists in 10 games this year for the Cannons Lacrosse Club. In addition to having his…

Former Maryland Men’s Lacrosse Players Continue to Find Success Together in Premier Lacrosse League

The Whipsnakes Lacrosse Club will compete for its third straight Premier Lacrosse League Championship with 12 former Terps on its roster.

When the Whipsnakes Lacrosse Club steps on to Audi Field on Sept. 19 to compete for its third straight Premier Lacrosse League Championship against the Chaos Lacrosse Club, it will do so less than 15 miles from the University of Maryland, where 12 of the team’s current players played college lacrosse. The PLL title game…

Kendall Jackson Is Ready to Make History on the Inaugural Howard University Women’s Division I Golf Team

“In order for the game of golf to grow, you have to introduce more and more people who probably would not look at the sport as something they can play.”

Since she moved from Pearland, Texas, to D.C. earlier this summer, first-year Howard University student Kendall Jackson and her father, Maurice, talk on the phone several times a day. They chat about her classes, what she had for lunch, and recap her golf practices. And nearly every time, before they hang up, Maurice reminds his…

Nell Rojas Outsprints Olympian Jenny Simpson to Win 2021 Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run

“I knew it was Jenny right there,” says Rojas, an unsponsored runner. “I kept like being, ‘Where is she? Where is she?’ Just hoping that she was tired from the 10 miles and kind of like, just like trying to feel smooth and go, but I was really scared.”

Nell Rojas had one final decision to make Sunday morning as she looked toward the finish line with less than a half mile to go at the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run. She could either risk her lead by being assertive early and push for the victory in hopes of holding off Olympian Jenny Simpson,…

Elena Delle Donne Credits Russell Westbrook for Motivating Her During Injury Rehab

“There are people along the road who like helped me so much … Russ was one of my biggest helps throughout all this.”

Elena Delle Donne doesn’t have a specific date in mind for her return to the basketball court. She takes it day by day, and a practice at a time. For nearly two years, the two-time WNBA MVP has been recovering from a pair of back surgeries and has not played in a competitive game of…

Local Tennis Fans Prepare for the Rafael Nadal Show

Hillary and Lisa Templeton are self-described “Super Rafans,” the kind of Nadal supporters who plan trips specifically to see him play. They are far from the only ones.

A few weeks ago, Hillary Templeton called her mom and started the conversation with a question no parent wants to hear: “Are you sitting down?” Templeton’s mom, Lisa, had just gotten an echocardiogram, in which she received good news. She was sitting in the car when she picked up the phone. Lisa assumed the worst,…

Dominique Dawes Praises Simone Biles’ Decision to Prioritize Her Mental Health and Safety

“Today’s culture, they are bold, they are courageous, they are vulnerable, and I love that it is no longer taboo to talk about the fact that you’re human, that you are going to have mental setbacks, that you are going to have ups and downs and that you are going to make mistakes in life, and that’s OK.”

When Dominique Dawes read about Simone Biles’ decision to withdraw from the women’s artistic gymnastics individual and team all-around finals at the Tokyo Olympics, she was transported back to a time where she felt the same pressures while competing at the Olympics decades earlier. Biles, widely considered to be the best ever in her sport,…

Lawrence Sapp Is Ready to Make Waves at the Tokyo Paralympics

Sapp, who trains with the Nation’s Capital Swim Club, is one of the first two male athletes with an intellectual impairment who will swim for Team USA at the Paralympics.

Every weekday morning, Lawrence Sapp sets his alarm for 3 a.m. After a quick breakfast of a banana or yogurt, Sapp and his mother, Dee, head to the Lee District Rec Center in Alexandria from their home in Waldorf, Maryland, for swim practice with the Nation’s Capital Swim Club from 4:30 to 6 a.m. Sapp…

Georgetown Track Alum Rachel Schneider Shifted Her Mindset to Qualify for the Tokyo Olympics

After a disappointing finish at the 2016 U.S. Olympic track and field trials, Schneider learned to detach herself from the results. Success followed, and she will be running the 5,000 meters in Tokyo.

In order to fully understand Rachel Schneider’s feeling of disappointment after failing to reach the 1,500-meter finals at the 2016 U.S. Olympic track and field trials, one must revisit the 2015 USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships. Schneider had signed her first professional running contract with Under Armour earlier that year and missed making the…

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