Results are coming for the 2009 Marine Corps Marathon. For 2009, you can watch the route map for theÂ Marine Corps Marathon in 3D.â€œRunners can read a course description, view the turn by turn directions of the course and check out the new 3-D Video Course Map from Harris Corpâ€ says Marathon organizers.The Marathon started at 8 AM Sunday. Marine Corps reps describe the course route as no different than previous years.â€œThe MCM will utilize the same course in consecutive years. The 2009 course showcases the best of Arlington, VA and the nationâ€™s capital.
â€œThe USATF certified route starts in Arlington, VA, and winds its way through Rosslyn along Lee Highway before turning on Spout Run and the George Washington Parkway. Runners will experience a climb on Lee Highway in the first few miles of the course, but are rewarded with a descent along Spout Run and the Parkway.â€œAfter crossing Key Bridge into Georgetown, runners turn toward the Palisades Community when the course follows Canal Road, up to the reservoir and down MacArthur Boulevard. The course guides runners down popular M Street in Georgetown.â€At that point, runners begin to pass some of Washingtonâ€™s best sites, from the Jefferson Memorial to the Kennedy Center.â€œRunners will turn on Wisconsin Avenue and then K Street. The course passes the Kennedy Center and takes runners into Hains Point at approximately the halfway point of the race.
â€œOutside Potomac Park, runners pass the Jefferson Memorial before entering the National Mall and running by landmarks like the Lincoln, FDR, Korean War and Vietnam Veteranâ€™s memorials, Washington Monument, and the U.S. Capitol. Runners continue along Jefferson Drive and turn onto 14th Street to â€œBeat the Bridgeâ€ at Mile 20 before returning to Virginia.â€The race eventually ends at the Marine Corps War Memorial, earning the title of Marathon of the Monuments.