Runners Participate in the 37th Annual Marine Corps Marathon

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Runners in the 37th Marine Corps Marathon wait to begin the race in Arlington, Va., Oct. 28, 2012. The 23,864 participants came from across the United States and 47 countries to run in the world's ninth largest marathon, which was created to promote physical fitness, generate community goodwill and showcase the organizational skills of the Marine Corps. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Fayloga
  • Marine Corps Cpl. Garrett Carnes, a cyclist with Team Semper Fi, awaits the start of the 37th Marine Corps Marathon in Arlington, Va., Oct. 28, 2012. Carnes, from Mooresville, N.C., was injured while serving in Afghanistan in February after an IED exploded causing him to lose parts of both legs. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Fayloga
  • Runners begin the 37th Marine Corps Marathon in Arlington, Va., Oct. 28, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Fayloga
  • More than 23,800 runners begin the 37th Marine Corps Marathon in Arlington, Va., Oct. 28, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Fayloga
  • Christopher Howie and Gurpreet Dhillon, runners in the 37th Marine Corps Marathon, begin the race in Arlington, Va., Oct. 28, 2012. Many participants wore costumes. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Fayloga
  • Kendra Stumpf carries a U.S. flag as she and other runners in the 37th Marine Corps Marathon begin the first stretch of the race in Arlington, Va., Oct. 28, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chelsea Flowers Anderson
  • One of the runners in the 37th Marine Corps Marathon carries the U.S. flag at the start of the race in Arlington, Va., Oct. 28, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Fayloga
  • Runners in the 37th Marine Corps Marathon make their way near mile 16 in Washington, D.C., Oct. 28, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Fayloga