First-Timers Win 33rd Marine Corps Marthon

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Thousands of runners surge past the starting line of the 33rd Marine Corps Marathon on Jefferson Davis Highway Oct. 26, 2008. The marathon started in 1976 with 1,175 finishers.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Clinton Firstbrook
  • U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Kenneth Foster and Jose Miranda of Mexico receive water support from Marines during the 33rd running of the Marine Corps Marathon, Oct. 26, 2008. Foster set the pace for a lead pack of five runners through 11 miles before fading to a 10th-place finish with a time of 2 hours, 59 minutes, 29 seconds. Miranda finished sixth in 2:26:48. Andrew Dumm, 23, of Washington, won the 26.2-mile race with a time of 2:22:42 in his first marathon. U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
  • The sun shines through early morning mist on U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Kenneth Foster, wearing bib number 113, as he paces the lead pack down M Street in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., during the 33rd Marine Corps Marathon, Oct. 26, 2008. Eventual race winner Andrew Dumm (156) of Washington runs on Foster's shoulder and is flanked by second-place finisher Fred Joslyn (5) of Rochester, Mich., and sixth-place finisher Jose Miranda (76) of Mexico. U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
  • Spires from Georgetown University rise above the early morning fog from the Potomac River while runners cross the Key Bridge during the 33rd Marine Corps Marathon Oct. 26, 2008. Hundreds of spectators were also present on the bridge to cheer on the marathoners.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Clinton Firstbrook
  • U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Kenneth Foster leads the lead pack past a throng of some of the 18,281 finishers in the 33rd running of the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., Oct. 26, 2008.  U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
  • Cate Fenster, 37, a neurobiology and physiology instructor at the College of Wooster in Ohio, wins the women's open division of the 33rd Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., Oct. 26, 2008. Fenster's time was 2 hours, 39 minutes, 32 seconds in her first attempt at the 26.2-mile distance. "I was kind of shocked to win. I'm on cloud nine," said Wooster, whose father, Gary Pichon, is a former Army Ranger. U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
  • U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Brian Dumm, normally stationed on Molesworth Air Force Base, England, finishes fifth overall with a time of 2 hours, 25 minutes, 58 seconds in the 33rd Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., Oct. 26, 2008. Dumm was first across the finish line for the All-Air Force team and the second men's finisher in the Armed Forces Marathon Championships. His brother, Andrew Dumm, won the open men's division in 2:22:42. U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Thomas Kunish, left, and Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Fahey, cross the finish line together at the 33rd Marine Corps Marathon with a time of 2:30:12. Kunish, the first Marine to cross the finish line, said he attributed part of his personal record-setting performance to Fahey for helping him 'run the best race' of his life.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Bryan G. Carfrey