Actress Maggie Q., ATF Director Jones headine MCM opening ceremonies

Actress Maggie Q., ATF Director Jones headine MCM opening ceremonies
October 21, 2013, 1:45 pm
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Maggie Q., best known for her role on the CW's "Nikita" and in movies such as "Mission Impossible: 3" and "Live Free or Die Hard," will serve as an honorary starter for this year's Marine Corps Marathon. 

Born to a military family, Maggie's father served 20 years of active duty in the Air Force maintaining high powered Defense Radars, and then made a military career switch joining the U.S. Army. While an Army Intelligence officer, he spent five years serving in Vietnam. 

Joining Maggie during opening ceremonies at the MCM start is B. Todd Jones, Director, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Director Jones, who was sworn-in as the first Senate confirmed ATF Director in August; served 15 years on active duty and in the Marine Corps Reserve.

Also acknowledged at the MCM start will be Team Hoyt, the father-son duo Dick and Rick Hoyt who began officially running marathons at the MCM in 1982, earning their career marathon finish of 2:40:47 at the 1992 MCM. Now age 51, Rick Hoyt has lived with Cerebral Palsy since birth, and his father Dick, age 73, has guided him along every mile of 1,100 running events including marathons, duathlons, Ironman competitions. During MCM Weekend, Team Hoyt will be inducted into the MCM Hall of Fame.  

The 38th MCM also will include a sky dive into the start line just before 30,000 participants begin their marathon journey from Arlington, VA and throughout the nation's capital.