Marine Corps Marathon 2018 Results: Men's and Women's Top Finishers

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistOctober 28, 2018

Jeffrey Stein rises his arms as he finish in the first place men's the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana
Jose Luis Magana/Associated Press

Jeffrey Stein was the first runner across the finish line at the Marine Corps Marathon in Arlington, Virginia, on Sunday morning, coming in with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 22 minutes and 49 seconds. Jenny Mendez was the top female finisher (2:40:19).

U.S. Marines @USMC

Congrats to the 43rd @Marine_Marathon first place finishers! 1st place hand cyclist: Omar Duran, 39, unofficial time of 1:21:27 1st place male: Jeffrey Stein, 32, unofficial time of 2:22:49 1st place female: Jenny Mendez, 38, unofficial time of 2:49:19 https://t.co/oGcwBo8M6F

"It was exhilarating," Stein told Jim Handly of NBC4 Washington. "It was a beautiful day out, there were some great runners running and the crowd was phenomenal. So it was terrific."

It was an extra special result for Stein, who told Handly that a year ago he took a wrong turn on the course, tried to sprint to catch up with the lead group after discovering his mistake and ended up with a severe fever for his efforts. 

Mendez is also no stranger to the Marine Corps Marathon, per Kelyn Soong of the Washington City Paper:

Kelyn Soong @KelynSoong

The female winner, Jenny Mendez Suanca of Costa Rica, who also won @Marine_Marathon three years ago after finding out about it on Facebook https://t.co/DC6RQMnfLk

As for the other top finishers, Patrick Hearn (2:23:26), Will Christian (2:24:23), Samson Mutua (2:24:51) and George Kiplagat (2:25:07) rounded out the top five for the men, while Lindsay E. Gabow (2:46:34), Lindsay Carrick (2:48:43), Sarah Bishop (2:49:49) and Katie Synge (2:51:34) finished in the top five among the women.

Alongside of the results, however, were the sights and scenes from the annual race:

Alex Liggitt @ABC7Alex

The runners have started the Marine Corps Marathon. Best of luck out there today!!! https://t.co/gscPslRy17

Kelyn Soong @KelynSoong

The Wear Blue Mile @Marine_Marathon https://t.co/kFCidhOC0u

Nancy Chen @NancyChenNews

The Marine Corps Marathon runners go through Rosslyn!! Good luck to all of them! https://t.co/P7YSrUeGDB

Caroline Patrickis @Cpatrickis

😍😍WOW! What a beautiful morning! I'll be waiting at the finish line for the Marine Corps Marathon runners to cross 🏃🏃‍♀️@ABC7News instagram 📸 _jollyroger_ https://t.co/VvVhKVsxCY

The Marine Corps Marathon begins on Route 10 between the Pentagon and Arlington Memorial Drive and hits various points of interest along the route, including Rosslyn, Georgetown, the National Mall, Arlington, the Pentagon, Crystal City and finally the Marine Corps War Memorial.