Marine Corps Marathon

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Former Cavalier Andrew Dumm won the 33rd annual Marine Corps Marathon Sunday morning in a time of 2:22.42. The marathon, which continues to be one of the nation’s most grueling but scenic races, took on a new route this year, taking runners along a spectator-flooded M Street in Georgetown, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Pentagon.

Dumm, a Fulbright Scholar, was a standout on the Cavaliers’ track and cross country teams throughout 2003-2007. A former walk on, Dumm worked to become an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American by the time he graduated. He qualified for the NCAA National Championships in the 10K in 2007 and won the ACC title in the 5000m in 2006. A three-time All-ACC honoree, Dumm was honored by the ACC with a Weaver-James-Corrigan postgraduate scholarship in 2007. He also earned National All-Academic honors by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association in 2006.

Dumm spent this past academic year in Jordan studying the relationship between the Jordanian media and US foreign policy. A political science major and student of Arabic, Dumm is currently attending graduate school at American University.

Dumm’s brother, Brian, finished fifth in the race, while Virginia’s women’s lacrosse assistant coach Colleen Shearer also ran the marathon.