Joan Benoit Samuelson Runs Second Annual Freedom 5K at President Lincoln’s Cottage
Jarrod Brennet sets top pace for all runners with time of 17:56.
September 26 – Olympic champion Joan Benoit Samuelson presented Jarrod Brennet the top prize at the second annual Freedom 5K at President Lincoln’s Cottage on Saturday, September 26th. Samuelson, the first woman to win the gold medal in the Olympic marathon at the Los Angeles games in 1984, was the honorary host of the Freedom 5K event, which traversed the historic 250-acre Armed Forces Retirement Home campus in Northwest Washington, DC. Nearly 200 runners from the across the DC metropolitan area competed in the event, which wound past historic buildings, around ponds and meadows, and through a wooded road before a final uphill climb to the lawn of President Lincoln’s Cottage.
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