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Posted on Apr 26,2018
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Arlington Thrive was the beneficiary of these runners’ “resolve to run” which takes place starting in January and ends at the race. Here mother and son, Barbara and James Brady, show their medals with pride. Photo contributed

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By Eden Brown

ARLINGTON, VA. - The GW Parkway Classic Ten Miler and 5K was celebrating its 34th anniversary on Sunday, April 22. Runners woke up to a bright red sky at around 6 a.m., and began the ten miler just outside Mount Vernon, the home of the nation’s first president, at 8 a.m.

The GW Parkway Classic is a USATF (USA Track and Field) certified course that runs along the scenic George Washington Memorial Parkway. The Parkway Classic is a primary sponsor of the Boys and Girls Club of Alexandria. It is also a favorite among veterans’ support groups, local charities and cancer fundraisers, and, because of its relatively flat course, those who are just getting back into running long distances.

Will Christian, 34, of Norfolk, came in first with a pace of 5:03 minutes per mile. Kieran O’Connor, or Arlington, 31, came in second, with a pace of 5:14, and Bryan Cook, of Durham, N.C., 24, came in third with a pace of 5:17 minutes per mile.

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