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PHOTOS: Capitol Hill Classic Draws Thousands of Runners

by Andrew Ramonas May 18, 2015 at 1:00 pm 0

More than 4,000 runners hit the streets around Stanton Park this weekend for the Capitol Hill Classic.

Rain held off for the most part for the annual 10K, 3K and fun run Sunday, with only a little drizzle. The runners started outside of Peabody Elementary School across from Stanton Park, with the longest race stretching to RFK Stadium.

Carlos Jamieson, a 27-year-old Rockville resident, won the 10K with a time of 31 minutes and 42 seconds and the 3K with a time of 9 minutes and 7 seconds, according to results posted online.

Shauneen Werlinger, a 30-year-old Springfield, Va., resident, was the first woman to finish the 10K, running it in 37 minutes and 18 seconds.

Debbie Gutfreund, a 39-year-old Waterbury, Conn., resident was the first woman to complete the 3K, posting a time of 11 minutes and 58 seconds.

Roberta Stewart, outreach chairwoman of the Capitol Hill Classic, said she expects the races to raise about $90,000 for Capitol Hill Cluster School, which includes Peabody, Watkins Elementary School and Stuart-Hobson Middle School.

“The best feeling is to see the street in front of Peabody filled with runners,” she said.

Photo of Charles Allen via Twitter/CM_CharlesAllen

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