Championed as “The People’s Marathon,” the race was won by Augustus Maiyo, a specialist in the Army, and Ethiopia’s Hirut Guangul; it also featured runners from every branch of the military. The turnout on Sunday morning set a record, and about 20,000 people were expected to cross the finish line by the race’s end.
Oct. 28, 2012 The Colwell family of Germantown — from left, Vanessa Colwell, Trevia Colwell and Petey Colwell — cheer on their dad/husband Peter Colwell during the 37th annual Marine Corps Marathon.Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.