National Press Club

Hundreds Race in annual National Press Club 5K, Teddy Roosevelt doesn't win

June 11, 2012 | By John Hughes | jhughes5@bloomberg.net

The National Press Club hosts the annual Beat the Deadline 5K race, June 9, 2012.

The National Press Club hosts the annual Beat the Deadline 5K race, June 9, 2012.

Photo/Image: Noel St. John

Hundreds of runners took to the streets of downtown Washington June 9 for the National Press Club's annual Beat The Deadline 5K to raise money for scholarships that promote diversity in journalism.

Celebrity participants including fitness guru Tony Horton and Washington Nationals mascot President Teddy Roosevelt helped to fire up participants to run hard. President Roosevelt slapped runners' hands as they crossed the finish line, though once again, Teddy didn't win the race.

Runner Dan Lewis finished with the overall fastest time and best time for a male runner at 15:23. Tezeta Dengersa was the fastest female runner at 17:22.

The National Press Club's fastest members were Timothy Homan at 20:01 for men and Jacqueline Lewandowski for women at 22:11. Hearst had the fastest media team, and CNN took the prize for largest media team.

NPC President Theresa Werner, who assured members ahead of time that she wouldn't be the only president running in the race, kicked off the awards ceremony administered by NPC Journalism Institute President Rick Dunham.

For other race results, see: http://bit.ly/Kw1GYU