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The Few. The Proud. - Source Connection news papers

Posted on Nov 01,2017
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Kat Gruber, Brooke Curran, Andrea Stoddard, Leah Ramirez and Glen Stone pose for a RunningBrooke team photo at the finish line of the Marine Corps Marathon. This was Curran’s 111st marathon raising money for several Alexandria children’s charities. She finished the course in 3:58:50. Photo contributed

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In the pre-dawn hours of Oct. 22, Alexandria Vice Mayor Justin Wilson lined up with 30,000 other runners for the 42nd annual Marine Corps Marathon, crossing the finish line 3 hours, 33 minutes and 31 seconds later as part of the RunningBrooke team raising money for local children’s services.

“This was my eighth marathon and fourth time running Marine Corps,” said Wilson. “It wasn’t my best time but given my training this year, along with the heat, I’m very happy with it.”

Wilson, whose best time is 3:19, ran his first marathon in 2008 and has run one every year with the exception of election years.

“My wife only lets me ‘run’ for one thing at a time,” Wilson joked. “I’ll probably take next year off given it’s an election year, but I’d still like to qualify for Boston one day. I probably need to get a bit older to make that happen.”

Wilson was part of the 15-member RunningBrook team, founded by Brooke Curran to raise money for children’s services.

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