Keira D’Amato, a Longtime Amateur Runner Turned Pro, Will Miss Olympic Trials Due to Injury

This month should have been the next chapter in D'Amato's unlikely comeback story. Instead, D'Amato will be watching the trials from home.

Keira D’Amato is an open book. Her Instagram account gives followers an intimate behind-the-scenes look at the life of a 36-year-old professional runner and sales associate realtor living in the Richmond area. Her husband, Anthony, and their two young kids, Tommy and Quin, often make cameos. Anyone who wants to know how D’Amato trains can […]

Amid Breakout Season, Georgetown Alum Josette Norris Feels Confident Heading Into U.S. Olympic Track Trials

"My goal is to be top three of the Olympic Trials and make that Olympic team."

Hours after the biggest night of her professional running career, Josette Norris had trouble falling asleep. She had just run a personal best and U.S. Olympic Trials qualifying time of 14 minutes and 51.42 seconds in the women’s 5,000 meters at the Sound Running Track Meet in Irvine, California, on May 15, and she felt, […]

Meet Torri Huske, the 18-Year-Old Olympian from Arlington

"She has a very intense internal motivation, probably more than anyone that I've ever seen."

On Monday night, Torri Huske stood in front of national TV cameras in disbelief. Moments earlier, the 18-year-old Arlington resident and senior at Yorktown High School had just won the finals of the women’s 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials with a time of 55.66 seconds, breaking her own American record set a […]

Rain, Snow, or Shine, Erin Gemmell Trained Through It All for the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials

Gemmell, a 16-year-old rising junior at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, has qualified for seven events and will compete in the 50-, 100-, 200-, 400-, and 800-meter freestyle at the Olympic Trials.

Over the winter, Erin Gemmell figured out the best way to start her morning swim practices was to enter the water as quickly as possible. There was no point in delaying the inevitable by trying to warm up before jumping into the water. Sometimes there was snow on the ground. One time, freezing rain fell […]

District Track Club’s Claudia Saunders Eyes Olympics After Long Injury Layoff

"There’s nothing else I want to be doing as a career right now and with my time, and having that time away from the sport just made that more clear for me."

Claudia Saunders did the math in her head. She had reached the three-week mark of rehabbing her second posterior tibial tendon tear in her left foot, and doctors expected that she would be able to start running. The Tokyo Olympics, at that time, were only a few months away. But Saunders still couldn’t run. One […]

2021 Marine Corps Marathon To Take Place In-Person on Oct. 31

With D.C. set to lift all of its capacity restrictions on June 11 and Virginia easing all distancing and capacity restrictions on May 28, Marine Corps Marathon organizers feel confident about moving ahead.

In another sign that D.C. is slowly returning to pre-pandemic norms, on Tuesday, organizers of the 2021 Marine Corps Marathon announced plans to host an in-person race on Oct. 31. Like other large road races around the country, the 26.2-mile race that winds through downtown D.C. and Arlington County went virtual-only last year due to […]

From Olympic Champ to NWSL Investor: Briana Scurry Continues to Be a Pioneer

Scurry and her wife were the first people to join the Washington Spirit investor group that soon grew to include two former first daughters.

Never doubt Briana Scurry and her ability to lead the way. The 49-year-old Olympic champion made history as one of the first Black professional female soccer players in the United States and was the starting goalkeeper on the legendary U.S. women’s national team that won the 1999 Women’s World Cup. In 2017, Scurry became the […]

The Washington Spirit’s Trinity Rodman Is Excited to Pave Her Own Path

"I'm excited to be known as Trinity Rodman and not just Dennis Rodman's daughter."

After the Washington Spirit took her second overall in Wednesday night’s NWSL draft, Trinity Rodman was, naturally, asked about the influence of her famous father.  When you’re the daughter of Dennis Rodman, and a newly minted professional athlete, that line of questioning is inevitable. But Rodman didn’t want to talk much about the former NBA […]

The Year 2020 in Sports

If 2019 was the year that D.C. became a bona fide championship sports city, then 2020 was the year of countless “what ifs.”

On March 8, the University of Maryland men’s basketball team beat Michigan, 87-70, in front of a capacity crowd at Xfinity Center to win a share of the Big Ten regular season title. Afterward, hundreds of fans packed the court, standing shoulder to shoulder, to celebrate with coach Mark Turgeon and his players. Turgeon was […]

Keira D’Amato Finishes the Year With a U.S. Top 10 Marathon Performance

"It's wild and surreal, but at the same time, it's like, I have more work to do. I'm gonna move up that list."

When Keira D’Amato crossed the finish line at the Marathon Project race in Arizona this past Sunday in second place, she wasn’t thinking about how her time of two hours, 22 minutes, and 56 seconds made her the seventh-fastest American woman to run a marathon on a record-eligible course. She wasn’t thinking about all the […]

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