Marine Corps Marathon to Host Press Brief on October 26 Featuring Actor/ U.S. Marine Rob Riggle and MCM Runners

Oct 22, 2012, 09:43 ET from Marine Corps Marathon

Briefing to Highlight Participation, Unique Runners and Marine Organization

QUANTICO, Va., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is hosting a press brief on Friday, Oct. 26 at 12:30 p.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. featuring MCM starter, actor and Marine Lt. Col. Rob Riggle. The press brief will be held just two days prior to the 37th MCM on Sunday, Oct. 28.

During the briefing, MCM organizers will address the U.S. Marine coordination of the event held in Arlington, VA and the nation's capital with 40,000 registered participants in the MCM and MCM10K.  In addition, the MCM staff will highlight the event's record sell out, which is expected to result in the largest turnout of runners to date.

The MCM will introduce featured runners and longtime participants such as the Groundpounders who have run every MCM for the past 36 years; National Geographic Channel's Rocket City Redneck Dr. Travis Taylor who will run the MCM in an experimental suit designed to give service member full-body protection; British Maj. Iain Church, who will attempt a Guinness World Record for running the fastest marathon while wearing a 75-pound protective bomb disposal suit; MCM10K single blade runner and U.S. Army veteran Lt. Cameron Kerr, who was selected at the 2011 MCM to embark on a polar expedition to Antarctica. Kerr lost his left leg while serving in Afghanistan; the Bordoni family who will join six Marines from the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines to run in honor of Cpl. Christopher Bordoni who was just 21-years-old when he was killed by a suicide bomb attack while serving in Afghanistan and Lauren Lee a 2012 contestant from "The Biggest Loser" who is running her first marathon at the MCM.

The MCM Press Brief is for media only at the National Press Club located at 529 14th Street NW Washington, D.C. on the 13th floor. Lunch will be served.

MCM press materials will be available immediately following the press brief. All media credentials must be requested in advance through the Media Services page of the MCM website at Interviews may be conducted with Riggle and other runners following the press briefing but interview requests for MCM Weekend can also be pre-arranged by contacting Tami Faram, MCM public relations coordinator at (703) 432-1840 or by email at

About the MCM: Voted the "Best Marathon for Families" and the "Best Marathon in the Mid Atlantic," the Marine Corps Marathon honors the dedication, sportsmanship and patriotism of its participants. Runners from all walks of life participate in the largest marathon not to offer prize money, earning the name "The People's Marathon." The 37th MCM will be held on October 28, 2012 in Arlington, VA. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement is implied.   

SOURCE Marine Corps Marathon