The Few. The Proud. The 2018 Marine Corps Marathon.

Jeffrey Stein, an attorney in the Public Defender’s Office in the District of Columbia, rebounded from last year’s eighth place finish to win the 2018 Marine Corps Marathon Oct. 28 in Arlington.

“I couldn’t ask for anything better,” said Stein, 32, after notching his first marathon victory with a time of 2 hours, 22 minutes and 49 seconds. “It was totally exhilarating.”

Stein was followed by Patrick Hearn, who ran a 2:23:27 race, and Will Christian, who placed third in 2:24:24.

In the women’s division, Costa Rica’s Jenny Mendez Suanca, 38, repeated her 2015 MCM victory to place first with a time of 2:40:19, setting a personal best by nearly five minutes. Army Lieutenant Lindsay Gabow of San Antonio was second in 2:46:35 with Marine Corps 2nd LT Lindsay Carrick of Fredericksburg finishing third in 2:48:45.

The top hand cycle finisher was medically-retired Army infantryman Omar Duran, formerly of the 82nd Airborne, who completed the 26.2-mile course in 1:21:28.

Arlington’s top male finisher was Michael Wardian, 44, who placed 17th in the men’s division with a time of 2:35:49. Rachel Rabbitt was Arlington’s top female finisher with a time of 3:11:22, placing 36th overall among women.

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