Congratulations on charging the District, "beating the Bridge" and taking the Iwo at "The People's Marathon." The Marine Corps War Memorial finish line welcomed 23,194 finishers, the third largest field in the event's history. The Marines were honored to support the runners on another outstanding MCM Day. Results are currently available online and are unofficial until validation process has been completed during November.
Both of the MCM's beloved Groundpounders Al Richmond of Arlington, VA and Will Brown of Raleigh, N.C. crossed the finish line at the 40th MCM, completing their 40th consecutive MCM. Congratulations!
U.S. Army Lt. Trevor Lafontaine, 22, was the top finisher at the 40th MCM breaking the tape in 2:24:25. Lafontaine, of Cornwall, NY, is a member of the U.S. Army Running Team. Mexican runner Oscar Mateo Santos, 32, completed the course in 2:26:08. Brian Flynn, 32, of Rockingham, VA claimed third (2:26:54).

Women MCM runners were led by Jenny Mendez Suanca, 35, of Costa Rica, who captured her win in 2:45:56. Marine Capt. Christine Taranto, 30, of Monterey, CA placed second (2:53:30), while Maria Elena Jimenez, 32, of Mexico finished third (2:55:35). The US Army Running Team won the Armed Forces Challenge and the US Marines won the men's and women's Challenge Cup competitions over the Royal Navy/Marines.

The MCM10K presented by Aetna enjoyed its largest participation and closest finish between the top three males. Hometown runner Jack Dasilva, 30, of Arlington, VA took first place finishing in 34:01, just six seconds before Daniel Comite, 26, of Hilton Head Island, S.C. Comite finished the MCM10K in 34:07 - only one second before Derek Lactaoen, 26, of Seattle, who took third place in 34:08. Leonora Petrina of Bayport, NY topped all female finishers at 35:50. 

The 40th MCM finisher database will be made official later this month when the results database has been verified. At this time, MCM and MCM10K finisher certificates will be accessible through the results page of the MCM website for downloading and printing.
Go back and view video of the MCM start, numerous runner profile stories and all-day footage of the MCM finish line. See your moment of triumph as you cross the finish. Comcast SportsNet offers access to time-stamped finish line video allowing runners to shuttle directly to their segment capturing all the glory of becoming an MCM finisher.

Share your insights, favorites, recommendations and suggestions. Kindly take a few moments to complete the 2015 MCM Finisher Survey. The MCM appreciates your input! 

Celebrate "Mission Accomplished" with MCM finisher merchandise including plaques, personalized products, photos and, while supplies remain, Brooks apparel.
  • MCM Brooks Apparel: Didn't get all you wanted at the MCM Brooks Store at the Expo? Beginning on November 16, you can shop online for the MCM apparel line from Brooks. The highly sought-after MCM Brooks jackets and other MCM clothing items are available for purchase on the Brooks website. Not all products are available in all sizes.
  • Images: All pictures are now online and MarathonFoto has every runner covered among the 672,000 total images captured. View and purchase in-action photos from the MCM, MCM10K and MCM Kids Run that can be made into special keepsake items or digital albums.  
  • Plaques: Fond Memories offers beautifully classic plaques with finish data and medals.
  • Medal Racks: Display the sparkling ruby, 3-D Eagle, Globe and Anchor finisher medal on a SportHooks commemorative MCM custom medal display.
  • MCM Bags: Own the finish by purchasing collectible athletic bags and other items made from the MCM finish line banners. Take home a piece of the MCM with 30% off by using the code MCM14.
  • MCM Coffee Table Books: Enjoy the history of the MCM through beautiful images capturing runners, Marines and landmarks of the nation's capital.
  • Seat Covers: Safeguard your car from sweat with MCM-branded SeatBrella car seat protector. Perfect replacement for towels & t-shirts after a run or workout.

Can do. Will do. Must do. The 41st MCM will be held on Oct. 30, 2016. The 2016 MCM opens lottery registration on March 24. Runners may declare their intent by completing the online registration forms through March 30. No charges for registration or training items purchased will be incurred until a runner is officially registered when the MCM announces the field on March 31. Limited Active Duty registration spots will be open beginning March 2. Runners Club members will enjoy guaranteed registration also beginning March 13. Runners who deferred to the 2015 MCM must follow instructions sent by email to re-register beginning on March 13 as well.
Entries are available now for the 2016 MCM through the new MCM VIP Registration package as the MCM headquarters hotel and location for the Health & Fitness Expo moves to the beautiful Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Stay right in the middle of the action, feel the energy and enjoy the entertainment and attractions at National Harbor. Available in limited quantities, the VIP package includes a guaranteed entry to the 41st MCM with option for a second guaranteed entry to the MCM or MCM10K; two nights at the Gaylord National Resort; and access to MCM Weekend events including the Carbo Dining In pasta dinner with private pre-event reception and MCM Runners bRUNch. Other VIP amenities include exclusive shuttle service to the MCM start.
By participating in, and completing, the Marine Corps 17.75K on April 2, 2016, runners will earn a guaranteed entry in the 41st MCM to be held Oct. 30, 2016. The 17.75K takes place along the rolling hills of Prince William Forest Park, not too far from Marine Corps Base Quantico. The distance (11.03 miles) and commemorates the year the Marine Corps was founded. Grab one of the highly sought after 17.75K spots when registration opens on February 17 at noon eastern.
For runners, there's nothing quite like the motivation of having support from enthusiastic Marines at the start, finish and all points along the course. Relive the energy so many thrived on at the 40th MCM by registering for and running the Marine Corps Historic Half on May 15, 2016 in Fredericksburg, VA. Great crowds, lovely scenery, historic sites, awesome medal and the seemingly never-ending Hospital Hill. Historic Half Weekend also includes the new Semper 5ive, a five mile run on the same day as the Half. Registration is now available for both events. Register early for the Half for a reduced entry fee.
Any runner who has finished the MCM five or more times (over any span of years) is eligible for membership in the highly coveted MCM Runners Club. Such on-going participation in "The People's Marathon" earns members a guaranteed spot for life in all future MCMs, plus special patches for each five-year milestone. Runners may apply for membership starting in December through the MCM website. Any applications received after February 28, 2016 will not be eligible for dedicated access to registration for the 41st MCM.
"Salute," the official MCM event program, is online in an interactive format... Check out MCM Weekend photo album... Share MCM Weekend photos on Instagram or Facebook... Age Awards will be presented in special invitation-only ceremonies held in December. Winners will be notified by email... Were you injured training for or during the Marine Corps Marathon? Are you still experiencing pain after the race? For a quick assessment, visit one of MedStar Sports Medicine's many Post-Race Running Clinics. Visit to find a running clinic near you or call 888-44-SPORT today for a prompt appointment... Reagan National and Dulles International Airports congratulate the Marine Corps Marathon on its 40th anniversary and salute all participating athletes. We hope your next journey will begin with us. and Register now for the MCM's Turkey Trot 10K or Mile on November 21 aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico and get the wildest Thanksgiving-themed shirt ever.