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Quick Facts

The 26th edition of the Honda LAMarathon presented by K-Swiss will be held on Sunday, March 20,

2011 over the landmark Stadium to the Sea course. The race-day schedule:

6:53 a.m.: Los Angeles Marathon wheelchair start

7:00 a.m.: Los Angeles Marathon hand-cranked wheelchair start

~7:11 a.m.: Los Angeles Marathon elite women’s start (time approximate)

~7:29 a.m.: Los Angeles Marathon field start (time approximate)

~9:50 a.m.: Awards presentation at the Finish Line Beach Party

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The race will be run over the iconic Stadium to the Sea course, starting at Dodger Stadium and

rolling through Downtown Los Angeles, the Hollywood area, the City of West Hollywood, City of

Beverly Hills, the U.S. Veterans Administration Healthcare Center grounds, the Brentwood area

and finishing in Santa Monica on Ocean and California Avenues, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

More than 25,000 entrants are expected, making the race once again one of the four-largest

marathons in the U.S. and one of the ten-largest worldwide.

A prize purse of $110,000 in cash plus two Honda Insight EX sedans (MSRP $23,100) will be

offered to competitors, with $25,000 for first place (plus the car), $12,500 for second, $10,000 for

third, $5,000 for fourth, and $2,500 for fifth.

Two-time defending champion Wesley Korir of Kenya will try to become the first person to win

the race three times.

A Los Angeles Marathon “Challenge Bonus” for $100,000 will be given to the first person – man

or woman – who crosses the finish line, with the elite women’s field beginning the race with a

several-minute handicap. Thus, the man or woman who crosses first will take home $125,000 and

a new Honda Insight EX for less than 2½ hours of racing.

Also in the field will be 220 “Legacy” runners who have run all 25 prior Los Angeles Marathons!

Media coverage of the race extends worldwide, on multiple platforms:

C Live television broadcast on KTLA (Channel 5) from 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. PST.

C Full-length simulcast of the KTLA broadcast worldwide on Universal Sports.

C Live radio broadcast on AM 570 KLAC radio in Los Angeles from 5:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. PDT..

C Live streaming of all three broadcasts over the stations’ Internet sites.

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The Marathon’s Charity Challenge seeks to set a new record for donations associated with the race

and surpass last-year’s total of $2 million. A total of 68 charities are affiliated with the Marathon,

but any organization can get involved using the innovative Crowdrise.com portal for making

donations affiliated with the Honda LAMarathon.

A bevy of entertainment is planned for the 26.2-mile course, including 17 bands, 400 cheerleaders,

26 bands, a Guinness World Record attempt featuring 400+ cheerleaders, three “Hot Spec Spots,”

six entertainment centers and programs from 28 charitable organizations on the route.

At the start in Dodger Stadium, runners will be encouraged by a series of good-luck messages

from celebrities that will be shown on the stadium’s videoboard, each of whom has picked their

favorite mile on the course:

1: Dwayne Johnson

1: Hon. Antonio Villaraigosa

3: Allison Iraheta

7: Flea

10: Phineas & Ferb

13: Gordon Ramsay

15: Andre Ethier

20: Dean Karnazes

20: Ed Norton

24: Wesley Korir

25: Pau Gasol

25: Julia Louis-Dreyfuss

26: Phineas & Ferb

26: Dwayne Johnson

26: Lamar Odom

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Pre-Marathon highlights will include the massive Marathon Expo to be held at Dodger Stadium.

Event schedule:

Date Event Site Time

Friday March 18 Marathon Expo

(Free admission)

Saturday March 19 LA Big 5K

(Registration required: $35)

Saturday March 19 Marathon Expo

(Free admission)

Saturday March 19 Rockin’ & Runnin’ 2011

Carbo-Load Dinner

(Registration required: $35)

Dodger Stadium

Dodger Stadium

Dodger Stadium

Hard Rock Café

Hollywood

10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

8:15 a.m.

9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

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A strong and expanded sponsor corps has made the 2011 race possible, led by Title Sponsor

Honda, Presenting Sponsor K-Swiss and additional partners including Big 5 Sporting Goods, Clif

Bar, Diamond Foods’ Emerald Nuts, Don Francisco’s Coffee, Michelob ULTRA, Rubio’s Fresh

Mexican Grill, Salonpas and Time Warner Cable.

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Table of Contents

Quick Facts ....................................................................... 2

1. About the Honda LAMarathon presented by K-Swiss ................................. 5

2. About the Race ................................................................ 7

2.01 The Course .............................................................. 7

2.02 The Competitors ......................................................... 29

2.03 History, Records and Statistics .............................................. 50

2.04 Prizes and Incentives ..................................................... 66

2.05 Marathon stories ......................................................... 68

3. Much more than a Marathon .................................................... 73

3.01 Charity Challenge ........................................................ 73

3.02 Carbo-Load Dinner: Rockin’ & Runnin’ 2011 .................................. 98

3.03 LAMarathon Expo ....................................................... 99

3.04 LA Big 5K ............................................................ 100

3.05 KiDS MARATHON ..................................................... 102

3.06 On-Course Entertainment ................................................. 104

3.07 Press, Radio and Television coverage ....................................... 108

3.08 Sponsors .............................................................. 110

4. Race Logistics and Support .................................................... 121

4.01 Race-day schedule ...................................................... 121

4.02 Race support ........................................................... 121

4.03 People and things ....................................................... 123

4.04 Transportation .......................................................... 123

4.05 Environmental initiatives ................................................. 124

5. Staff and support ............................................................ 126

This RaceInformationGuide to the 2011 Honda LAMarathon presented by K-Swiss was compiled by

Perelman, Pioneer & Co. and was accurate based on information provided up to March 10, 2011. For

additional information or for questions, please call Pat Harris or Rich Perelman at (323) 965-4900.

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ABOUT THE HONDA LA MARATHON PRESENTED BY K-SWISS

Say just those four words and runners across the United States know what you’re talking about: the

iconic course of the Honda LAMarathon presented by K-Swiss, set for its 26th edition on March 20.

In 2010, the race returned to its historic status as one of the four largest marathons in the United States

and one of the top-ten worldwide with the introduction of the landmark-a-mile course running from

Dodger Stadium through downtown Los Angeles, through West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, the U.S.

Veterans Administration grounds and finishing in Santa Monica.

Along the way are dozens of internationally-renowned icons, starting at Dodger Stadium and including

Chinatown, the El Pueblo de Los Angeles State Historic Park, Los Angeles City Hall, Little Tokyo, the

Disney Hall and Music Center of Los Angeles County, four different sites of the Academy Awards in

Hollywood, parts of Historic Route 66 in West Hollywood, Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, the famous

runner’s mecca of San Vicente Boulevard in Santa Monica before finishing on Ocean Avenue

overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Once again, more than 25,000 runners are expected on raceday, with Kenya’s Wesley Korir attempting

to become the first person to win the race three times.

In addition, the race has challenged its entrants, friends and 68 affiliated charities to a Charity

Challenge, to surpass the all-time race record of $2 million raised in 2010. This has become possible

through an innovative fund-raising site called Crowdrise.com, an easy-to-use tool that allows anyone to

become a fund-raiser, developed by actor and activist Edward Norton.

A full schedule of events is on tap for the Marathon weekend, including:

< The greatly-expanded LAMarathon Expo, now covering more than four acres at Dodger Stadium, on

the Friday and Saturday prior to the race with more than 100 exhibitors on hand.

< The LA Big 5K, sponsored by Big 5 Sporting Goods, also at Dodger Stadium, on Saturday, March

19, offering a perfect warm-up for the Marathon the following day.

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< Marathon Goodwill Ambassador Rod Dixon, the winner of the 1983 New York City Marathon, will

bring more than 3,500 youngsters aged 7-12 to Dodger Stadium to complete the KiDSMARATHON,

an eight-week program that teaches healthy habits in which participants run a cumulative total of 25

miles, and finish by running the final 1.2 miles of their “marathon” at the LA Big 5K on March 19.

< The return of the pre-race Carbo-Load dinner, held for the first time at the new Hard Rock Café at the

Hollywood & Highland entertainment complex, on March 19. Attendees at “Rockin’ & Runnin’

2011" will get some last-minute coaching help, courtesy of K-Swiss athletes Josh Cox (the American

50 km record holder) and Mirinda Carfrae (Ironman triathlon world champion).

< KTLA 5, the original Los Angeles television station, will air the race live in Los Angeles, with a

nationwide simulcast on Universal Sports. Monarch Sports will return to present live radio coverage

of the race on AM 570 KLAC. In addition, the Marathon itself will be providing live race tracking

and provide a live Twitter feed all during the race weekend.

< Corporate support continues to expand, with Honda continuing as Title Sponsor of the Marathon, and

K-Swiss, the Southern California-based apparel and shoe company, as Presenting Sponsor.

Additional sponsors include Big 5 Sporting Goods, Clif Bar, Diamond Foods’ Emerald Nuts, Don

Francisco’s Coffee, Michelob ULTRA, Rubio’s, Salonpas and Time Warner Cable.

< The Students Run L.A. program (www.SRLA.org), created to focus at-risk Los Angeles Unified

School District middle school and high school students on building positive habits, will bring more

than 3,000 young people to the start line. An amazing 90% of SRLA starters finish the race and more

than 42,000 have participated in the program since its creation in 1987.

At the same time, the continuity of the Marathon has been maintained, with 220 Legacy competitors –

who have completed all 25 prior Los Angeles Marathons – set to run again in 2011. And the official

training program of the Los Angeles Marathon, the LA Roadrunners, has continued its proven, 27-week

training regimen that has helped nearly 30,000 people – 99% of Roadrunner entrants – finish their race.

The start-to-finish entertainment and support efforts that make the Honda LAMarathon so unique

continue, with 17 bands, 400 cheerleaders, 26 bands, a Guinness World Record attempt featuring 400+

cheerleaders, three “Hot Spec Spots,” six entertainment centers and programs from 28 charitable

organizations already scheduled, not to mention the popular Salonpas “Pain Relief Zone” at mile 19.

All thanks to one of L.A.’s new stars: Stadium to the Sea.

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ABOUT THE RACE

2.01 THE COURSE

The 2011 Honda LAMarathon presented by K-Swiss will be held on the iconic Stadium to the Sea

course that debuted in 2010. Tweaked for improved flow, it begins at Dodger Stadium and finishes at

the intersection of Ocean Avenue and California Avenue in Santa Monica, California. It’s the fourth

primary route for the Marathon in its 26-year history:

Course Years Type Start/finish

1 1986-95 Loop Loop course starting on Figueroa Street, adjacent to the Los

Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and finishing in front of the Graham

Statues in Exposition Park.

Variants:

1986: Start and finish on Figueroa Street.

1987-95: Start on Figueroa, finish in Exposition Park.

2 1996-2006,

2009

Loop

Loop course starting in Downtown Los Angeles, finishing at the

Central Library at Flower & 5th Streets.

Variants:

1996: Start at Figueroa & 8th Streets.

1997-01: Start at Figueroa & 6th Streets.

2002-04: Route changed to flatten the course.

2005-06: Route changed for better flow.

3 2007-08 Point-topoint

4 2010-11 Point-topoint

Point-to-point course starting on Ventura Boulevard & Lankershim,

adjacent to Universal City, and finishing at Flower & 5th Streets in

Downtown Los Angeles.

Point-to-point Stadium to the Sea course starting at Dodger

Stadium and finishing on Ocean Avenue and Santa Monica

Boulevard in Santa Monica.

Variant:

2011: Initial loop at Dodger Stadium eliminated,

Chinatown and Little Tokyo loops added, finishing

at California Avenue in Santa Monica.

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The historic start of the 2010 Honda

LAMarathon at Dodger Stadium, the

first on the iconic Stadium to the Sea

course from downtown Los Angeles

to Santa Monica.

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The Stadium to the Sea course incorporates a number of unique elements in the history of what was

originally called the City of Los Angeles Marathon:

(1) The new course marked the first time that the race had been run outside of the City of Los Angeles.

The 2010 course began in Los Angeles, but crossed into West Hollywood at 8:44 a.m. with Silvia

Skvortsova (Russia) at the head of the women’s pack. She led the field into Beverly Hills at 8:56

a.m. with eventual winner Edna Kiplagat (Kenya) and Teyba Naser (Ethiopia) leading the field into

Santa Monica at 9:29 a.m., on their way to the finish line.

(2) It was the first Los Angeles Marathon that did not finish in downtown Los Angeles.

(3) After being run on a loop course for the first 21 editions, the Stadium to the Sea is the second pointto-point

course in the race’s history. The 2011 race will be the fourth in five years to be run on a

point-to-point course, after the 2007 and 2008 races that began next to Universal City.

Civic approvals of the new course came over a two-month period in June and July 2009. The

participating cities:

Beverly Hills Los Angeles Santa Monica West Hollywood

Incorporated: 1906 1850 1886 1984

Area: 5.7 sq.mi. 498.3 sq.mi. 15.9 sq.mi. 1.9 sq.mi.

Population: 34,290 (2009) 3,796,840 (2009) 86,659 (2009) 35,863 (2009)

Miles (2011 route): 16-18 1-14, 16, 18-24 24-26 14-16

Marathon use

approval date:

June 16, 2009 July 21, 2009 July 28, 2009 June 1, 2009

< Course description:

The 2011 Marathon course covers the classic marathon distance of 42.195 km or 26 miles, 385 yards.

The inaugural Stadium to the Sea course was certified in December 2009 as to distance by USA Track &

Field course measurer Ron Scardera (certificate number CA09075RS); the 2011 course was certified by

Scardera on September 23, 2010 (certificate number CA10075RS).

While the course complies with the USA Track & Field record requirements for elevation (allowing a

maximum net decrease of not more than “one part per thousand (i.e., one meter per kilometer) for each

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of the 42.195 kilometers,” the start and finish are more than the allowed 7.86 miles (30% of the race

distance) apart and thus marks run on this course are not eligible for record status. The start and finish

lines of the Stadium of the Sea course are approximately 17 miles apart.

The course moves downhill in the first three miles, goes uphill in the second three miles and then stays

relatively flat before heading downhill at the 15-mile point, then on to the finish on Ocean Avenue

(elevation chart courtesy Ron Gross):

The course, turn-by-turn (mile locations shown in the second column):

Start: Dodger Stadium: Lot G, merging onto

Elysian Park Avenue

1. Mile 1 Left onto Sunset Blvd.

2. Mile 2 Left onto Broadway

3. Mile 2 Right onto Alpine Street

4. Mile 2 Right onto Spring Street

5. Mile 2 Left onto Cesar Chavez Avenue

6. Mile 2 Right onto Main Street

7. Mile 3 Left onto 1st Street

8. Mile 4 Right onto Central Avenue

9. Mile 4 Right onto 2nd Street

10. Mile 4 Right onto Spring Street

11. Mile 4 Left onto 1st Street

12. Mile 5 Right onto Grand Avenue

13. Mile 5 Left onto Temple Street

14. Mile 6 Right onto Edgeware Road

(over the 101 Freeway)

15. Mile 6 Left onto Bellevue Avenue

16. Mile 6 Right onto Glendale Blvd.

17. Mile 7 Left onto Park Avenue

18. Mile 7 Left onto Sunset Blvd.

19. Mile 9 On Sunset Blvd., merging onto

Hollywood Blvd.

20. Mile 12 Left onto Orange Drive

21. Mile 12 Right onto Sunset Blvd.

22. Mile 15 Left onto San Vicente Blvd.

23. Mile 15 Right onto Santa Monica Blvd.

24. Mile 16 Left onto Doheny Drive

25. Mile 16 Right onto Burton Way (eastbound)

26. Mile 17 Merge onto South Santa Monica Blvd.

27. Mile 17 Left onto Rodeo Drive

28. Mile 18 Right onto Wilshire Blvd.

29. Mile 18 Left onto South Santa Monica Blvd.

30. Mile 18 Merge onto Santa Monica Blvd.

31. Mile 19 Right onto Sepulveda Blvd.

32. Mile 20 Left onto Ohio Avenue

33. Mile 20 Right onto Sawtelle Blvd.

34. Mile 21 Left into Veterans Ad. (Dowlen Drive)

35. Mile 22 Left onto Bonsall Avenue

36. Mile 22 Left onto Eisenhower Avenue

37. Mile 22 Exit Veterans Administration at

Bringham Avenue and go

38. Mile 22 Right onto San Vicente Blvd.

39. Mile 23 Cross to eastbound San Vicente Blvd.

at Montana Avenue

40. Mile 25 Left onto Ocean Avenue

Finish:

Ocean Avenue & California Avenue.

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Breakdown:

No. of streets: 36

No. of turns: 35

Left turns: 19

Right turns: 16

The mile-by-mile elevation changes (in feet):

Mile Elevation Change Mile Elevation Change Mile Elevation Change

Start 505 — 10 396 -14 20 252 8

1 425 -80 11 386 -10 21 313 61

2 306 -119 12 351 -35 22 337 24

3 288 -18 13 400 49 23 345 8

4 290 2 14 392 -8 24 306 -39

5 370 80 15 224 -168 25 192 -114

6 391 21 16 212 -12 26 119 -73

7 365 -26 17 242 30 Finish 105 -14

8 362 -3 18 278 36 Start to finish change: -401 feet

9 410 48 19 244 -34 Miles uphill: 11 Miles downhill: 15

Metric and other splits:

Km Elevation Change Km Elevation Change Distance Elevation Change

Start 505 — 25 km 210 -139 Last mile 178 —

5 km 276 -229 30 km 245 35 Finish 105 -73

10 km 405 129 35 km 325 80

15 km 398 -7 40 km 207 -118 1st half 505!411 -94

20 km 349 -49 Finish 105 -102 2nd half 411!105 -306

By contrast, the 2010 course began at an elevation of 505 and finished at 75 feet (net of -430). By

halves, the 2010 course lost 113 feet of elevation in the first half (elevation: 392 feet), and lost another

317 feet in the second half.

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Among the many course highlights:

Start: Dodger Stadium adjacent to Parking Area G behind center field.

C One of the icons of Los Angeles, Dodger Stadium opened on April 10, 1962 before 52,564 fans. The

first privately-financed baseball park since Yankee Stadium was opened in 1923, it sits on 300 acres

and was designed by Capt. Emil Praeger. It seats 56,000 for Dodger baseball, but has been home to

many other events, including the 1984 Olympic baseball tournament, the 1987 Papal Mass with

Pope John Paul II, and the Encore – The Three Tenors Concert with Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo

and Luciano Pavarotti in 1994.

Mile 1: Ending at Sunset Boulevard, just north of Marion Avenue

(Elevation change: -81 feet, from 505 to 425 feet; 1 turn)

C From the start, the runners head toward the Sunset Gate, exiting the Stadium onto Elysian Park

Drive and then turning left on Sunset Boulevard, heading into downtown Los Angeles.

Mile 2: Ending on North Broadway, just north of Sunset Boulevard

(Elevation change: -119 feet, from 425 to 306 feet; 1 turn)

C On Sunset, the runners are on a portion of historic Route 66, a major highway from the Midwest to

Southern California during the first half of the 20th Century. Sunset Boulevard becomes Cesar E.

Chavez Avenue past Figueroa Street, just before the runners turn left onto Broadway and head into

Chinatown.

Mile 3: Ending on Main Street, between Temple and 1st Streets

(Elevation change: -18 feet, from 306 to 288 feet; 4 turns)

C The city’s Chinatown district developed in the 1870s and in 2001, the city erected the Chinatown

Gateway Monument, also known as the Twin Dragon Towers Gateway to mark the entryway. It cost

$800,000, stands 25 feet high and was designed to symbolize luck, prosperity and longevity.

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The runners will enter Chinatown under the Gateway, heading toward Alpine Street and the massive

Dynasty Center shopping plaza before turning right in Alpine, right on Spring Street and then exit

Chinatown with a left onto Cesar E. Chavez Avenue.

The El Pueblo de Los Angeles State Historic Park, the oldest settlement in Los Angeles, is on Main

Street as the runners turn from Cesar E. Chavez. Los Angeles was founded by 44 original settlers in

the fall of 1781, but the Old Plaza in El Pueblo Park dates from 1815.

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The oldest still-standing residence is the Avila Adobe (14 Olvera Street) on adjacent Olvera Street,

built in 1818. The Plaza Church, (535 North Main) was built by Franciscan fathers and native

Americans and opened in 1822. The Pico House (430 North Main) was the city’s first masonry

structure and was built as a hotel by Pio Pico, the last Mexican governor of California. The current

marketplace format of Olvera Street is a relatively new development, from 1929.

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On Main Street at Temple Street is the Los Angeles Mall Civic Center complex, marked by the sixstory,

60-ton Triforium created by artist Joseph Young in 1975 and featuring 1,494 multicolored

glass prisms. It was refurbished in 2006.

Mile 4: Ending at 1st Street, just north of Spring Street

(Elevation change: +2 feet, from 288 to 290 feet; 5 turns)

C Mile 4 runs through the heart of downtown Los Angeles, turning from 1st Street onto Central

Avenue and then beginning a long climb from Central Avenue & 2nd Street to the top of Bunker

Hill and out of downtown into Echo Park.

This rise is 185 feet from Central Avenue (elevation 265 feet), up and out of downtown to Bellevue

Avenue (elevation 450 feet) in Echo Park, between approximately the 3½ and the 5½-mile points.

This is the largest and longest climb on the course.

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Los Angeles City Hall (200 North Spring Street) is a famous Art Deco skyscraper that rises 28 floors

and 454 feet high. Built in 1928, it became an icon through its appearances on television in the

1950s as the headquarters of the Daily Planet newspaper on “The Adventures of Superman” and in

the 1960s on “Dragnet.” It was the tallest building in California from completion through 1964 and

tallest in Los Angeles until 1968 (there were legal height restrictions until 1957).

The new Police Administration Building (known informally as “Parker Center”), headquarters of the

Los Angeles Police Department sits at Main & 1st Streets and opened in October 2009.

The course now loops through Little Tokyo beginning at Los Angeles Street, one of three recognized

“Japantowns” in the U.S. (the others are in San Francisco and San Jose), founded in the early 1900s.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark District in 1995. The route passes the Buddhist

Temple (342 East 1st Street, the first Shingon temple in North America) and the Japanese American

National Museum (369 East 1st Street), opened in 1992

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214 South Main Street. Now privately held and known as Vibiana, it was built in 1876, but was

damaged in the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, and it was later deeded to the City to make way for a

new cathedral. Sold to private developers in 1999, it was restored and used today for special events.

C

Times Mirror Square (1st and Spring Streets) is the home of the Los Angeles Times, with the Art

Deco original building opened in 1935, with the more-modern addition opened in 1948.

Mile 5: Ending on Temple and Victor Streets

(Elevation change: +90, from 280 to 370 feet; 2 turns)

C The course continues its vertical climb that began at Central Avenue. On the way up 1st Street is the

County of Los Angeles governmental complex, including the Stanley Mosk Memorial Courthouse

(111 North Hill Street) opened in 1956.

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At 1st Street and Grand Avenue, the runners will pass the landmark Walt Disney Concert Hall

(opened 2003) as they turn right onto Grand, passing the Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles,

popularly known as the Music Center. The complex includes the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, home

of the Academy Awards 26 times (1969-87, 1990-94, 1996, 1999), Ahmanson Theatre and Mark

Taper Forum, opened in 1964 and annually hosts 2.3 million guests.

As the course turns onto Grand Avenue, the runners will join the 2010 course route and will

continue on it through the end of the race.

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To the right of the runners on Grand as reach Temple Street is the Kenneth Hahn Hall of

Administration (500 West Temple Street), opened in 1960 and home to the Los Angeles County

Supervisors.

The runners will turn left onto Temple Street at the Rafael Moreno-designed Cathedral of our Lady

of Angels (555 West Temple Street), opened in 2002 on 5.6 acres at a cost of $250 million. It is the

headquarters church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Mile 6: Ending at Glendale Boulevard just before Santa Ynez Street

(Elevation change: +21 feet, from 370 to 391 feet; 3 turns)

C The route continues on Temple (uphill), passing the massive John Ferraro Building, headquarters of

the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, and named in 2000 for the former longtime City

Councilman who was also a two-time All-American tackle at USC. The building itself was designed

by famed Los Angeles architect A.C. Martin and opened in 1964.

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C

The runners then take a right on Edgeware Road to cross the Hollywood (101) Freeway and a left to

Bellevue Avenue to leave the downtown area. The race then runs into Echo Park, the area’s original

center of motion picture production – especially Mack Sennett’s Keystone Studios (1712 Glendale

Boulevard, just north of the course) – prior to World War I.

The course will remain relatively flat from the 5½-mile point until a major downhill section on San

Vicente Boulevard just before the 15-mile mark.

C

The 16-acre Echo Park Lake began as a reservoir in 1868, but was converted by the City into a park

and lake from 1892-95. Its original design is credited to Joseph Henry Tomlinson, the City’s first

Department of Parks superintendent.

Mile 7: Ending at Sunset Boulevard just before Silver Lake Boulevard

(Elevation change: -36 feet, from 391 to 365 feet; 2 turns)

C Past the Echo Park Lake is the Angelus Church (1100 Glendale), the headquarters of the

International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, founded by famed evangelical preacher Aimee

Semple McPherson. It accommodated an astonishing 5,400 worshippers when it opened on January

1, 1923 and is still in use today.

C The route runs onto Park Avenue and then onto Sunset Boulevard for the second time (now for 2.16

miles), passing the well-known Taix French Restaurant (1911 West Sunset), opened at this location

in 1962 and still run by the Taix family.

Mile 8: Ending at Sunset Boulevard between Myra Avenue and Bates Avenue

(Elevation change: -3 feet, from 365 to 362 feet)

C Sunset Boulevard runs from downtown Los Angeles all the way to the Pacific Ocean, about 22

miles. During this mile, the route passes Silver Lake Boulevard and runs through the Silver Lake

neighborhood. The area is also known as “Sunset Junction,” named for the intersection of Silver

Lake and Santa Monica boulevards.

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At Sunset and Maltman Avenue, runners can look to the right to the Hollywood Hills and see the

triple-domed Griffith Observatory (opened in 1935) on Mt. Hollywood (part of Griffith Park), and

the iconic Hollywood sign, originally mounted in 1923 as an ad for a new residential development

called Hollywoodland. It’s easy to see thanks to its 50-foot-high letters!

The now-KCET Studios (4376 Sunset) opened in 1912 as a motion-picture studio and was purchased

by KCET in 1971.

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Mile 9: Ending at Hollywood Boulevard and Edgemont Street

(Elevation change: +48, from 362 to 410 feet)

C The route transitions onto Hollywood Boulevard at North Virgil Avenue/North Hillhurst Avenue

and includes a 3.20-mile stretch on Hollywood Boulevard (miles 8-12), moving through the City’s

Los Feliz district.

C

Barnsdall Art Park is at 4814 Hollywood (at Vermont Avenue) and was donated in 1927 as an arts

center by Aline Barnsdall. It includes Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Hollyhock House (1921).

Mile 10: Ending at Hollywood Boulevard and Wilton Place

(Elevation change: -14 feet, from 410 to 396 feet)

C Along Hollywood between Normandie Avenue and Western Avenue is “Thai Town” or “Little

Armenia,” depending on which group you prefer. Los Angeles has the largest number of Thais of

any city in the world outside of Thailand! The area was designated “Thai Town” by the Los Angeles

City Council in 1999 and the Council recognized the area from Vermont Avenue on the east end to

Van Ness Avenue on the west as “Little Armenia” in 2000.

Mile 11: Ending at Hollywood Boulevard at Wilcox Avenue

(Elevation change: -10 feet, from 396 to 386 feet)

C “Hollywood” proper begins at Gower Street, where the Hollywood Walk of Fame begins; the Walk

continues west to La Brea Avenue. There are more than 2,400 stars today on Hollywood Boulevard

and also on Vine Street. Most recently, conductor Zubin Mehta, the former music director of the Los

Angeles Philharmonic, received the 2,434th star on the Walk of Fame on Tuesday, March 1.

C

C

C

Hollywood landmarks are all along the route: the Museum of Death (6031 Hollywood), opened in

Los Angeles in 2009 with memorabilia from the Black Dahlia, Charles Manson and other grisly

cases; the Music Box (6126 Hollywood), opened in 1926, known for a long time as the Henry Fonda

Theater and now The Music Box @ Fonda.

Hollywood & Vine is the center of the Walk of Fame and became famous for its concentration of

radio and motion-picture-related businesses in the 1920s. Just north of the intersection is the Capitol

Records Tower (1750 Vine Street), the world’s first circular office building, designed by Welton

Becket, and opened in 1956.

Continuing on Hollywood is the Art Deco Pantages Theater (6233 Hollywood, between Argyle

Avenue and Vine) opened in 1930 as a vaudeville and movie house and home to the Academy

Awards from 1950-60; it’s now a legitimate theater and was renovated in 2000.

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Mile 12: Ending at Sunset Boulevard and LaBrea Avenue

(Elevation change: -35 feet, from 386 to 351 feet; 2 turns)

C The route now moves through the heart of Hollywood, with many historical locations, including the

Musso & Frank Grill (6667 Hollywood, between Cherokee and Las Palmas Avenues) opened in

1919 and is still strong, with memories of diners like Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Orson

Welles and more from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

C

More landmarks: the American Cinematique, incorporating the Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood),

the first Egyptian–style theater in the United States, opened by Sid Grauman (of Chinese Theatre

fame) in 1922 and refurbished in 1998; the next-door Pig ‘N Whistle restaurant, opened in 1927 to

serve diners who were not allowed to eat in movie theaters at the time, and the original Frederick’s

of Hollywood, which opened in 1947 (6751 Hollywood).

C Near the intersection of Hollywood and Highland Avenue is the Hollywood Wax Museum (6767

Hollywood, opened 1965), Ripley’s Believe or Not! Odditorium (6780 Hollywood) opened around

2000 and the El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood), also opened by Grauman, in 1926, and

refurbished by the Walt Disney Company in 1991.

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C

C

C

The massive Hollywood & Highland retail and entertainment development, with movie history

themes, opened in 2001. It includes the Kodak Theater, home to the Academy Awards since 2002.

The corner’s tie to show business goes back to 1958, however, when the first eight stars of the

Hollywood Walk of Fame were installed there.

Grauman’s Chinese Theater (6801 Hollywood) was the third of Grauman’s themed theaters after the

Egyptian and the El Capitan, and opened in 1927. It’s especially famous for its nearly 200 footprints,

handprints and signatures, with actress Norma Talmadge the first celebrity to have her feet

memorialized in concrete, in 1927. It hosted the Academy Awards in 1944-45-46 and is still in use

today as a movie theater.

Madame Tussauds Hollywood (6933 Hollywood) opened in 2009 and has more than 100 wax

figures in a three-story building. The latest addition came in early March with the introduction of a

figure of actress and singer Selena Gomez.

As the course turns south at Orange Drive, runners pass the original site of the Academy Awards in

1929, the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (7000 Hollywood), which opened in 1927 and was

refurbished in 2005, and Hollywood High School (Orange & Sunset), founded in 1903. Its well-

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known graduates have included actors Carol Burnett (1951), Judy Garland (1930), James Garner

(1944), Jason Robards (1940), Lana Turner (1937), Fay Wray (1925) and many others.

C

The route returns to Sunset Boulevard for its third segment, this time for 2.66 miles.

Mile 13: Ending at Sunset Boulevard, just west of Fairfax Avenue

(Elevation change: +49 feet, from 351 to 400 feet)

C The 20 km point is at the Guitar Center (7425 Sunset, between Vista and Gardner Streets, which

opened at the Organ Center in 1959), which is the focal point of the Rock Walk, with more than 180

musical artists, groups and contributors memorialized beginning in November 1985 with the original

class of seven inductees, including Stevie Wonder and Eddie van Halen..

Mile 14: Ending at Sunset Boulevard just past Alta Loma Road

(Elevation change: -8 feet, from 400 to 392 feet)

C The halfway point (13.1 miles) is on Sunset, just east of Laurel Avenue, also the site of one of L.A.’s

top comedy clubs, the Laugh Factory (8001 Sunset).

C

C

Another Hollywood icon from the 1920s, the Chateau Marmont (8221 Sunset) opened in 1929, well

known for incidents including Jean Harlow’s honeymoon and John Belushi’s death via drug

overdose in 1982.

The route leaves the City of Los Angeles between Marmont Lane and Roxbury Road, entering the

City of West Hollywood and the famed Sunset Strip, starting at Harper Avenue and continuing for

1.61 miles west to Sunset and Sierra Drive at the border with Beverly Hills.

C The eclectic nature of West Hollywood is on display in landmarks such as the Body Shop (8250

West Sunset) and Carney’s, the restaurant inside a train car at 8351 West Sunset; the Comedy Store

at 8433 West Sunset, famous as the launching point for comedians but previously the site of Ciro’s

Restaurant, where Sammy Davis, Jr. became a star for his performance after the 1951 Academy

Awards; the Andaz West Hollywood (8401 West Sunset), formerly known as the Hyatt Sunset, but

also as the “Riot House” for the wild antics of its guests such as Jim Morrison of The Doors, Led

Zeppelin and The Who, but re-named in 2009, and the House of Blues Sunset Strip (8430 West

Sunset) opened in 1994 and is one of the best-known performance venues on the Strip.

Mile 15:

Ending at Santa Monica Boulevard, just west of Robertson Boulevard

(Elevation change: -168 feet, from 392 to 224 feet; 2 turns)

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C

C

C

C

Still in West Hollywood, the route passes more famous music venues including the Viper Room

(8852 West Sunset, just past Larrabee Street), opened in 1993 with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

as the first headliner. It’s had a tumultuous history, with actor River Phoenix dying there on

Halloween morning 1993, Counting Crows lead singer Adam Duritz serving as a bartender there in

1994-95 and ownership groups that included actor Johnny Depp (1993-2004) and now Harry

Morton, son of Hard Rock Cafe co-founder Peter Morton.

One of the historic performance venues on the Sunset Strip is the Whiskey A Go Go (8901 West

Sunset, at San Vicente), opened in 1964 and famed for its “go-go” girls dancing in suspended cages.

The Doors were the house band in 1966 and the Chicago Transit Authority (later known as Chicago)

played as the house band until discovered by Jimi Hendrix in 1968.

As the route turns left onto San Vicente Boulevard, it runs south to Santa Monica Boulevard and

another architectural icon, the Pacific Design Center. It’s a 1.2-million sq.ft. development, designed

by Cesar Pelli and dominated by the Center Blue building (opened 1975), better known as the “Blue

Whale.” The Center Green building opened in 1988 and the Center Red complex is expected to be

completed in late 2011 or early 2012.

On Santa Monica Boulevard, the route continues on Historic Route 66 for 0.43 miles before

reaching Doheny Drive.

Mile 16: Ending at Burton Way, just past Oakhurst Drive

(Elevation change: -12 feet, from 224 to 212 feet; 2 turns)

C The course continues on Santa Monica Boulevard with well-known Southern California landmarks

like the Palm Restaurant (9001 Santa Monica) with a special backroom that was the favorite

entertaining spot for the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee for the 1984 Games,

celebrity-friendly Dan Tana’s (9071 Santa Monica) and The Troubadour (9081 Santa Monica),

founded in 1957 by the late Doug Weston and where superstars such as Elton John (1970), Randy

Newman, Guns & Roses and Cheech & Chong got their starts.

C

C

After running between West Hollywood and Beverly Hills on Doheny, the course enters Beverly

Hills at Doheny Drive and Burton Way. Those two streets were named for two famed Southern

Californians, oil magnate Edward Doheny (1856-1935, whose company drilled the first successful

oil well in the L.A. area) and Burton E. Green (1869-1965, whose company spearheaded the

development of the area).

The runners will pass a large Bristol Farms market (9039 Beverly Blvd.) which was previously the

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famed Chasen’s Restaurant (1936-95), where Ronald Reagan proposed to Nancy Davis and was

favored by actors and comedians including Jimmy Stewart, Frank Sinatra, Groucho Marx and others.

Mile 17: Ending at Rodeo drive at Dayton Way

(Elevation change: +30 feet, from 212 to 242 feet; 2 turns)

C This is one of the highlight miles on the course, running through Beverly Hills. On Burton Way, the

runners will pass the 10-acre Beverly Hills Civic Center, dominated by the Beverly Hills City Hall

(450 North Crescent Drive), opened in 1931 and topped with gold leaf on the very top of the cupola.

C

From “Little Santa Monica” – actually South Santa Monica Blvd. – the course turns south on Rodeo

Drive for 0.31 miles, turning west at Wilshire Blvd. The three-block-long stretch on Rodeo covers

one of the world’s most famous shopping streets, with more than 100 shops and boutiques, that

gained its fame in the 1970s. Running the L.A. Marathon down Rodeo isn’t a new idea; it was

originally proposed by one of the unsuccessful bidders for the L.A. Marathon franchise in 1985!

Mile 18: Ending at Santa Monica Boulevard, just past Century Park East

(Elevation change: +36 feet, from 242 to 278 feet; 2 turns)

C At Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Boulevard is the Beverly Wilshire Hotel (9500 Wilshire), opened in

1928 on the former site of the Beverly Hills Speedway. It was originally an “apartment hotel”

designed for permanent residents, but later became a hotel and once had Pancho Gonzales as its

tennis instructor! The course continues on Wilshire for 0.51 miles before it turns onto South Santa

Monica Boulevard.

C

C

Once back on Santa Monica, the course continues for 2.40 miles of Historic Route 66. Along the

way, runners will pass the I.M. Pei-designed 1989 office building (9830 Wilshire) formerly the

home of the Creative Artists Agency and now home to Sony BMG Music, then the tony Peninsula

Hotel (9882 Santa Monica) and pass the site of the now-closed Friars Club of California (9900 Santa

Monica), founded in 1947 by Milton Berle and friends.

As the route merges onto Santa Monica Boulevard proper, it re-enters Los Angeles between Moreno

Drive and Century Park East, heading into Century City. For many years the studio backlot for the

20th Century Fox motion picture studios, the 180 acres of what is now Century City were sold in

1961 to Alcoa and developer William Zeckendorf and there has been building activity ever since.

The Los Angeles Country Club golf course is to the north of the course.

Mile 19:

Ending at Santa Monica Boulevard, just past Westholme Avenue

(Elevation change: -34 feet, from 278 feet to 244 feet)

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C

Continuing on Santa Monica, the course passes the Westfield Shopping Center into West Los

Angeles and continues on portions of the old Pacific Electric Co.’s “Red Car” Santa Monica Line

train route, which operated from 1896-1940.

Mile 20: Ending at Sepulveda Boulevard, just north of Santa Monica Boulevard

(Elevation change: +8 feet, from 244 feet to 252 feet; 1 turn)

C The course moves by the mammoth Los Angeles Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day

Saints (10777 Santa Monica), better known as the Mormon Temple, erected in the 1950s.

C

Moving west toward the 405 (San Diego Freeway) on Santa Monica, the course passes Westwood

Boulevard and turns north on Sepulveda Boulevard.

Mile 21: Ending inside the Veterans Administration grounds, on Dowlen Drive, 100 feet before

Bonsall Avenue

(Elevation change: +61 feet, from 252 feet to 313 feet; 3 turns)

C From Sepulveda, the course takes a left on Ohio Avenue, leading toward the U.S. Veterans

Administration grounds. The “Bad News Bears Field” is located at the corner of Sepulveda and

Ohio, part of the Los Angeles City Parks & Recreation Department. Although the famous 1976

movie was actually filmed in Chatsworth, the idea for the film came from Bill Lancaster, son of film

great Burt Lancaster, who played Little League baseball at that field in 1958. The younger

Lancaster’s friends asked the City to re-name the field in his honor after his death in 1997.

C

As the course turns north on Sawtelle Boulevard, runners begin the last significant climb of the race

– a 80-foot rise over Heroes Hill – passing through the National Soldier’s Home gates of the U.S.

Veterans Administration grounds. Initially known as the Veterans Home, founded in 1887, the

facility spans 713 acres and is the home to the Veterans Administration’s Greater Los Angeles

Healthcare System.

Mile 22: Ending at San Vicente Boulevard, before Montana Avenue

(Elevation change: +26 feet, from 313 feet to 337 feet)

C Runners will cover 1.20 miles inside the Veterans Administration grounds, with a total climb of 80

feet from Ohio Avenue (262) to Bonsall & Eisenhower Avenues (342) before exiting at Bringham

Avenue.

This is the second highest rise on the course and the last significant rise before the finish.

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C

Exiting the Veterans Administration grounds, the route now joins one of the famous running streets

in the western U.S.: San Vicente Boulevard, for 3.82 miles, all the way to Ocean Avenue in Santa

Monica. In this mile, the route runs through the popular Brentwood section of Los Angeles.

Mile 23: Ending at San Vicente Boulevard just past Bristol Avenue

(Elevation change: +8 feet, from 337 feet to 345 feet)

C The grassy “runner’s median” on San Vicente begins at Gretna Green Way, opposite Brentwood

Country Club and continues all the way to Ocean Avenue.

Mile 24: Ending at San Vicente Boulevard at 18th Street

(Elevation change: -39 feet, from 345 feet to 306 feet)

C The course enters the City of Santa Monica at 26th Street.

Mile 25:

Ending at San Vicente Boulevard, between 7th and 4th Streets

(Elevation change: -114 feet, from 306 feet to 192 feet)

Mile 26: Ending at Ocean Avenue, south of Idaho Avenue

(Elevation change: -73 feet, from 192 feet to 119 feet; 1 turn)

C Runners will turn south on Ocean and head south for the final 0.82 miles to the finish line, running

parallel to Palisades Park and Santa Monica State Beach.

Finish: Ending at Ocean Avenue & California Avenue

(Elevation change: -14 feet, from 119 feet to 105 feet)

C The race finishes at California Avenue, next to the famed the California Incline connector from

Pacific Coast Highway. This intersection is marked on its west side by the giant Santa Monica

Beacon, designed by public artist Jody Pinto, part of the Beach Improvement Group project funded

by the City of Santa Monica and installed in 2000.

C

C

Just past the finish is the Fairmont Miramar at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Ocean, which

started out as a residence in 1880s for one of the founders of Santa Monica, former Nevada Senator

John P. Jones, was later sold to razor magnate King Gillette, then to hotelier Gilbert Stevenson in

1921 and it has grown from there.

A statue of Saint Monica, for whom the city is named, is located at Wilshire and Ocean.

Course segments by street:

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Street Miles Street Miles

1. Start Elysian Park Avenue

2. Mile 1 Sunset Boulevard

3. Mile 2 Broadway

4. Mile 2 Alpine Street

5. Mile 2 Spring Street

6. Mile 2 Cesar Chavez Avenue

7. Mile 2 Main Street

8. Mile 3 1st Street

9. Mile 4 Central Avenue

10. Mile 4 2nd Street

11. Mile 4 Spring Street

12. Mile 4 1st Street

13. Mile 5 Grand Avenue

14. Mile 5 Temple Street

15. Mile 6 Edgeware Road

16. Mile 6 Bellevue Avenue

17. Mile 6 Glendale Boulevard

18. Mile 7 Park Avenue

0.22

1.19

0.29

0.09

0.29

0.08

0.53

0.32

0.11

0.45

0.01

0.31

0.22

0.75

0.07

0.24

0.40

0.12

19. Mile 7 Sunset Boulevard

20. Mile 9 Hollywood Boulevard

21. Mile 12 Orange Drive

22. Mile 12 Sunset Boulevard

23. Mile 15 San Vicente Boulevard

24. Mile 15 Santa Monica Boulevard

25. Mile 16 Doheny Drive

26. Mile 16 Burton Way (eastbound)

27. Mile 17 South Santa Monica Blvd.

28. Mile 17 Rodeo Drive

29. Mile 18 Wilshire Boulevard

30. Mile 18 Santa Monica Blvd.

31. Mile 19 Sepulveda Boulevard

32. Mile 20 Ohio Avenue

33. Mile 21 Veterans Administration

(0.41 on Eisenhower Avenue)

34. Mile 22 San Vicente Boulevard

35. Mile 23 Ocean Avenue

2.14

3.20

0.26

2.66

0.42

0.43

0.61

0.53

0.34

0.31

0.51

2.40

0.23

0.24

1.20

3.82

0.82

Course highlights by noteworthy streets:

Street Total distance covered Course coverage

Sunset Boulevard 6.07 miles in 4 segments 1.19 miles during miles 1-2

0.08 miles during mile 3

2.14 miles during miles 6-8

2.66 miles during miles 12-15

Hollywood Boulevard 3.20 miles in 1 segment 3.20 miles during miles 9-12

Santa Monica Boulevard 3.17 miles in 3 segments 0.43 miles during miles 14-15

0.34 miles during mile 17

2.40 miles during miles 18-20

Wilshire Boulevard 0.51 miles in 1 segment 0.51 miles during mile 18

Rodeo Drive 0.34 miles in 1 segment 0.31 miles during miles 17-18

San Vicente Boulevard 4.24 miles in 2 segments 0.42 miles during mile 15

3.82 miles during miles 21-26

Ocean Avenue 0.82 miles in 1 segment 0.82 miles during miles 26 and the finish

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The Stadium to the Sea route includes 5.6 miles of Historic Route 66, a major national highway that

spanned 2,451 miles from Santa Monica to Normal, Illinois from 1926-85. The course sections which

are on Route 66 include:

C Sunset Blvd.: 0.76 miles from Elysian Park Ave. to Figueroa Street (Miles 1-2)

C Sunset Blvd.: 1.67 miles from Park Avenue to Manzanita Street (Miles 7-9)

C Santa Monica Blvd.: 0.43 miles from San Vicente Blvd. to Doheny Drive (Mile 15)

C Santa Monica Blvd.: 0.34 miles from Burton Way to Rodeo Drive (Mile 17)

C Santa Monica Blvd.: 2.40 miles from Wilshire Blvd. to Sepulveda Blvd. (Miles 18-20)

(3.17 miles on Santa Monica Blvd. and 2.43 miles on Sunset Blvd.)

Approximate timings of runners at each mile:

Mile Location (City) Lead Women Lead Men Mid-Pack

Start Dodger Stadium near Lot G (LA) 7:11 a.m. 7:29 a.m. 7:30 a.m.

1 Sunset Blvd., just north of Marion Ave. (LA) 7:16 a.m. 7:34 a.m. 7:40 a.m.

2 Broadway, just north of Sunset Blvd. (LA) 7:22 a.m. 7:39 a.m. 7:50 a.m.

3 Main Street, between Temple & 1st Streets (LA) 7:27 a.m. 7:44 a.m. 8:00 a m.

4 1st Street, just north of Spring Street (LA) 7:33 a.m. 7:49 a.m. 8:10 a.m.

5 Temple Street & Victor Street (LA) 7:38 a.m. 7:54 a.m. 8:20 a.m.

6 Glendale Blvd., just before Santa Ynez St. (LA) 7:44 a.m. 7:59 a.m. 8:30 a.m.

7 Sunset Blvd., just before Silver Lake Blvd. (LA) 7:49 a.m. 8:04 a.m. 8:40 a.m.

8 Sunset Blvd. between Myra & Bates Aves. (LA) 7:55 a.m. 8:09 a.m. 8:50 a.m.

9 Hollywood Blvd. & Edgemont Street (LA) 8:00 a.m. 8:14 a.m. 9:00 a.m.

10 Hollywood Blvd. & Wilton Place (LA) 8:06 a.m. 8:19 a.m. 9:10 a.m.

11 Hollywood Blvd. & Wilcox Ave. (LA) 8:11 a.m. 8:24 a.m. 9:20 a.m.

12 Sunset Blvd. & LaBrea Ave. (LA) 8:17 a.m. 8:29 a.m. 9:30 a.m.

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Mile Location (City) Lead Women Lead Men Mid-Pack

13 Sunset Blvd., just west of Fairfax Ave. (LA) 8:22 a.m. 8:34 a.m. 9:40 a.m.

14 Sunset Blvd., just past Alta Loma Road (LA/WH) 8:28 a.m. 8:39 a.m. 9:50 a.m.

15 Santa Monica Blvd., west of Robertson Blvd. (WH) 8:33 a.m. 8:44 a.m. 10:00 a.m.

16 Burton Way, past Oakhurst Drive (WH/LA/BH) 8:39 a.m. 8:49 a.m. 10:10 a.m.

17 Rodeo Drive & Dayton Way (BH) 8:44 a.m. 8:54 a.m. 10:20 a.m.

18 Santa Monica Blvd & Century Park East (BH/LA) 8:50 a.m. 8:59 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

19 Santa Monica Blvd., past Westholme Ave. (LA) 8:55 a.m. 9:04 a.m. 10:40 a.m.

20 Sepulveda Blvd., north of Santa Monica Blvd. (LA) 9:01 a.m. 9:09 a.m. 10:50 a.m.

21 Dowlen Drive before Bonsall Ave. (VA) 9:06 a.m. 9:14 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

22 San Vicente Blvd., near Montana Ave. (LA) 9:12 a.m. 9:19 a.m. 11:10 a.m.

23 San Vicente Blvd., past Bristol Ave. (LA) 9:17 a.m. 9:24 a.m. 11:20 a.m.

24 San Vicente Blvd. & 18th Street (SM) 9:23 a.m. 9:29 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

25 San Vicente Blvd., between 7th & 4th Streets (SM) 9:16 a.m. 9:34 a.m. 11:40 a.m.

26 Ocean Ave., past Idaho Avenue (SM) 9:28 a.m. 9:39 a.m. 11:50 a.m.

Finish Ocean Ave. & California Ave. (SM) 9:30 a.m. 9:40 a.m. 11:52 a.m.

< Course traffic closures:

The streets on which the Marathon will be run will be closed in order to create a safe and efficient

environment for the runners. Following is a simplified version of the closures planned:

Mile

Streets

Re-open

Time Mile Streets

Re-open

Time

All streets will close between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. on March 20

2 Cesar Chavez & Broadway 9:16 a.m. 15 Santa Monica Bl. & Robertson 12:54 p.m.

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3 Cesar Chavez & Main Street 9:32 a.m. 16 Burton Way & Oakhurst Drive 1:00 p.m.

4 Grand Ave. & 1st Street 9:48 a.m. 17 Rodeo Drive & Dayton Way 1:16 p.m.

5 Bellevue Ave. & Douglas Street 10:04 a.m. 18 Santa Monica Bl. & Cent. Pk. E. 1:32 p.m.

6 Sunset & Mohawk Street 10:20 a.m. 19 Santa Monica Bl. & Westholme 1:48 p.m.

7 Sunset & Vendome Street 10:36 a.m. 20 Santa Monica Bl. & Sepulveda 2:04 p.m.

8 Sunset Blvd. & Sunset Drive 10:52 a.m. 21 Dowlen Drive & Bonsall Ave. 2:20 p.m.

9 Hollywood Bl. & Edgemont St. 11:08 a.m. 22 San Vicente Bl. & Montana Ave 2:36 p.m.

10 Hollywood Bl. & Wilton Place 11:24 a.m. 23 San Vicente Bl. & Bristol Ave. 2:52 p.m.

11 Hollywood Bl. & Wilcox Ave. 11:40 a.m. 24 San Vicente Bl. & 18th Street 5:00 p.m.

12 Sunset Bl. & LaBrea Ave. 11:56 a.m. 25 San Vicente Bl. btwn. 4-7 Sts. 5:00 p.m.

13 Sunset Bl. & Fairfax Ave. 12:12 p.m. 26 Ocean Ave. near Idaho 5:00 p.m.

14 Sunset Bl. & Alta Loma Road 12:28 p.m. Fnsh Ocean Ave. & California Ave. 9:00 p.m.

A Guinness World Record attempt for the

“largest cheerleading dance” will take place at

”Cheer Alley,” where cheer squads from all over

Southern California will gather at Santa Monica

Boulevard and Moreno Drive (Mile 18), just west

of the Beverly Hills border to compete for prizes

and to cheer on the runners as they reach the twothirds

mark of the race.

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2.02 THE COMPETITORS

A highly-competitive race is expected from a compact field of 29 elite runners (as of March 10), with 19

men and 10 women set to race the 26.2-mile course. Defending champion and race-record holder

Wesley Korir of Kenya is in the field and Kenyan men have won this race for 12 straight years. Russian

women have dominated as well, winning five of the last six and seven of the last 10.

The 2011 Honda LAMarathon elite fields as of March 10, which are subject to change:

No. Name Hometown Age Birthdate Best Race Affiliation

= Men = (19)

1 Korir, Wesley KEN Louisville, KY 28 15 Nov 82 2:08:24 Los Angeles ‘09 Nike

2 Maiyo, Benjamin KEN Iten 32 10 Jun 78 2:07:09 Chicago ‘05 Saucony

6 Kamakya, Nicolas KEN Ngong Hills 26 02 Mar 85 2:08:42 Beijing ‘09 adidas

10 Moiben, Laban KEN Eldama Ravine 27 30 Oct 83 2:09:44 Ottawa ‘10 adidas

13 Wangai, Simon KEN Othaya 32 11 Dec 78 2:10:07 San Diego ‘08 Unattached

14 Chebor, William KEN Baringo 28 22 Dec 82 2:10:13 San Diego ‘10 Nike

16 Birbo, Getu ETH Addis Ababa 26 31 May 84 2:10:51 Paris ‘10 adidas

19 Mutinda, Joseph KEN Iten 36 10 Sep 74 2:13:19 Torreon ‘09 AmeriKenyan

Running Club

20 Terer, Philemon KEN Iten 26 01 Jan 85 2:13:29 Frankfurt ‘10 Saucony

21 Nuci, Miguel USA Turlock, CA 31 11 Nov 79 2:15:34 Sacramento ‘06 adidas-Transport

22 Bechtol, Keith USA Palo Alto, CA 26 23 Jan 85 2:23:29 S. Francisco ‘10 Unattached

23 Geneti, Marcos ETH Addis Ababa 26 30 May 84 Debut adidas

24 Biwott, Shadrack KEN Eugene, OR 26 19 Feb 85 Debut Oregon TC Elite

26 Dewald, Matthew USA Iowa City, IA 28 03 Oct 82 2:23:35 Memphis ‘07 Unattached

27 Vartanian, Armen ARM San Mateo, CA 31 25 Nov 79 2:27:13 Boston ‘08 adidas-Transport

28 Barus, Benson KEN Nakuru 30 04 Jul 80 2:08:34 Milan ‘06 Nike

29 Tsega, Demessew ETH Addis Ababa 23 13 Mar 88 Debut Nike

30 Burka, Gebo ETH Addis Ababa 23 28 Aug 87 2:10:18 Cannes ‘09 Nike

31 Batres, Mark USA Rowland Heights, CA 26 11 Sep 84 2:19:07 Las Vegas ‘07 Unattached

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No. Name Hometown Age Birthdate Best Race Affiliation

= Women = (10)

F1 Dibaba, Mare ETH Addis Ababa 21 20 Oct 89 2:25:27 Frankfurt ‘10 Nike

F2 Deba, Buzunesh ETH Bronx, NY 23 08 Sep 87 2:27:24 Twin Cities ‘10 West Side-adidas

F5 Ponomarenko, RUS Orenburg 41 28 Nov 69 2:29:55 Dallas ‘06 Nike

Svetlana

F6 Arkhipova, Julia KGZ Bishkek 27 07 Mar 84 2:32:09 Baltimore ‘09 Nike

F7 Akor, Mary USA Hawthorne, CA 34 25 Sep 76 2:33:50 Twin Cities ‘06 Unattached

F8 Nukuri, Diane BDI Iowa City, IA 26 01 Dec 84 2:39:09 Chicago ‘10 Asics

F9 Kiprono, Leah KEN Iten 30 15 Apr 80 2:43:16 Twin Cities ‘10 AmeriKenyan

Running Club

F10 Hastings, Amy USA Mammoth Lakes, CA 27 21 Jan 84 Debut Brooks

F11 Zekiros, Adanech ETH Addis Ababa 28 26 Mar 82 2:27:32 Rotterdam ‘08 adidas

F12 Wood, Heather USA Los Alamos, NM 24 04 Aug 86 Debut Unattached

Wheelchair – Men: (6)

101 Schabort, Krige RSA* Cedartown, GA 47 09 Sep 63 1:26:04 Boston ‘02 Invacare

102 Gordian, Aaron MEX Mexico City 46 04 May 64 1:23:20 Beijing ‘08 Invacare

103 Mendoza, Saul MEX Wimberly, TX 34 06 Jan 67 1:21:24 Oita ‘99 Inst.Mex.Deporte

104 Parson, Scott USA Santa Maria, CA 51 22 May 59 1:34:36 San Diego ‘09 Unattached

105 Botello, Rafael ESP Barcelona 32 23 Feb 79 1:22:18 Padua ‘07 Team Manileau

109 Filteau, Michel CAN Quebec City 44 30 Dec 66 1:24:49 Padua ‘10 Unattached

(*=dual citizen: USA/RSA)

Wheelchair –

(4)

Women:

106 McGrory, Amanda USA Champaign, IL 24 09 Jun 86 1:39:30 Oensingen ‘07 Unattached

107 Ripp, Christina USA Lakewood, CO 30 31 Jul 80 1:46:46 Duluth ‘05 Unattached

108 Reilly, Shirley USA Tucson, AZ 25 29 May 85 1:40:26 Beijing ‘08 Arizona WTRRT

113 Downing, Tricia USA Denver, CO 41 06 Aug 69 2:12:35 Salt Lake City ‘06 Unattached

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BENSON BARUS

(Kenya)

30 years old from Nakuru, Kenya

The World Junior 10,000-meter champion from

1998, winning Annecy, France in 29:24.28 . . .

competed on the track through 2004, compiling

bests of 13:33.05 for 5000 m (2001) and 28:09.32

in the 10,000 m (also 2001) . . . toyed with road

running as early as 2001, but got serious in 2004 .

. . has had considerable success in the halfmarathon,

with an excellent best of 59:41 to win

at Udine, Italy in 2008 . . . undertook the

marathon for the first time in 2006 with a brilliant

second-place effort in Milan in 2:08:34, still his

lifetime best . . . but he has been nothing if not

consistent . . . in eight career marathons, he has

never finished lower than ninth, has been fifth or

better seven times, under 2:09:00 four times and

has never run slower than 2:09:23! . . . has five

top-three finishes in his eight marathons,

including a win in Turin in 2009 . . . Los Angeles

will be his first marathon in the U.S. . . . has run a

few U.S. races, but never further west than

Minnesota, and according to Tilastopaja.org, not

in the U.S. since 2002.

Best: 2:08:34 Milan ‘06

2010: 2:09:00 Rome (2nd)

2:08:53 Chunchon, Korea (2nd)

MARK BATRES

(USA)

26 years old from Rowland Heights, California

Back for his fourth consecutive Los Angeles

Marathon, after finishing 12th in 2008 (2:20:18),

15th in 2009 (2:30:33) and 18th in 2010 (2:28:36)

. . . owns a lifetime best of 2:19:07 from his thirdplace

finish in the 2007 Las Vegas Marathon . . .

finished 36th in the 2011 U.S. national crosscountry

championships held in San Diego on

February 5 (38:44 for 12 km) . . . set a lifetime

best of 29:25.30 in the 10,000 m on the track for

second in the Mt. SAC Relays 10,000 m “B” race

in April 2009 . . . he earned All-American honors

three times in the NCAA Division II crosscountry

championships and twice on the track: in

the 10,000 m in 2004 (5th) and in the 3,000 m

steeplechase (5th) in 2007.

Best: 2:19:07 Las Vegas ‘07

2010: 2:28:36 Los Angeles (18th)

KEITH BECHTOL

(USA)

26 years old from Palo Alto, California

Stanford graduate student in astrophysics who

won his debut marathon in 2010 at San Francisco

in a race-record 2:23:29, despite starting in the

third wave of runners . . . told Palo Alto Online

afterwards, “I was just taking it one step at a time,

and I wasn't expecting that this one would go as

well as it did” . . . his San Francisco time is still

his best after three career marathons, with a

150th-place finish in Chicago and 37th at the

California International Marathon in Sacramento

in December . . . continued his strong running

with a second-place finish in the 13.1 Los

Angeles Half Marathon on January 16th in 67:32

. . . Ran collegiately at William & Mary and

finished 14th in the 2008 NCAA 10,000 meters . .

. won Colonial Athletic Assn. titles in the 5000

meters in 2004 and 2007 and the 10,000 m in

2008 . . . represented the U.S. in the 2004 World

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Junior Championships in Grosseto, Italy,

finishing 19th in the 10,000 m . . . has track bests

of 14:08.76 for 5000 m (2007) and 28:55.57 for

10,000 m from 2007 . . . he’s pursuing a doctorate

in physics, studying gamma-ray emissions from

other galaxies at the SLAC National Accelerator

Laboratory in Menlo Park . . . married his college

sweetheart, Ellen Childress (also a William &

Mary runner), in October 2009 . . . Ellen is

working on a graduate degree in museum studies

at JFK University.

Best: 2:23:29 San Francisco ‘10

2010: 2:23:29 San Francisco (1st)

2:38:12 Chicago (150th)

2:32:25 California Int’l

(Sacramento) (37th)

GETU BIRBO

(Ethiopia)

26 years old from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

/also identified as Birbo GUTA/ Is credited with

just four international results, all over the past

two years . . . ran two marathons in 2009: 2:15:59

in his debut in Rome (15th), then an 18th-place

finish in Amsterdam in October . . . in 2010,

recorded a lifetime best of 2:10:51 for 12th in

Paris on April 11, 2010 . . . most recently, at the

RAK Half on February 22 in Ras Al Khaimah

(UAE), he finished 14th in 65:19.

Best: 2:10:51 Paris ‘10

2010: 2:10:51 Paris (12th)

SHADRACK BIWOTT

(Kenya)

26 years old from Eugene, Oregon

Will make his marathon debut in Los Angeles . . .

a three-time All-American at Oregon from 2007-

09, he turned to the roads in 2010 to make a

living to support his wife and three-year-old son .

. . told Runner’s World of his 2010 season that

“In the beginning of the year, my goal was to try

to have a really solid track season. But as the

season progressed, I decided to do a little road

racing and try to pick up some money. I really

enjoy doing some road racing and running some

decent times. That kind of took me away from the

track. Honestly, I like road racing. It's more easy

on your body, but you just have to be careful not

to do so much in a very short time. It's fun.” . . .

had a strong year in 2010 in the half-marathon,

debuting with a sterling 61:40 for third in the

Rock ‘n’ Roll Mardi Gras Half in New Orleans

on February 28, then finished fifth in the NYC

Half (61:52) on March 21, 14th at the ING Half

in Philadelphia on September 19 and fifth in a

half-marathon in Monterey, California on

November 14 . . . said of his debut half

performance: “I was shocked when I looked at

the time (1:01:40). At the same time I was happy,

but I was like ‘wow, I don't even know how I did

that.’ But the training I've been doing just seems

to work. I'm happy about it.” . . . is coached by

Mark Rowland . . . Biwott (full name: Shadrack

Kiptoo Biwott) was born in Eldoret, Kenya, but

came to Albuquerque to live with an uncle and

attend high school there because it would be

easier to get a track scholarship at a U.S. school if

he was already in the country . . . had the fastest

two-mile in the nation (8:45.44) as a prep senior

in 2004 . . . attended the University of New

Mexico for a year before transferring to Oregon,

becoming eligible as a sophomore in the 2006-07

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academic year . . . won All-American honors at

Oregon by finishing ninth in the NCAA Cross-

Country Championships in 2007 and 2008, and

finished eighth on the track in the 2009 NCAA

5000 m (14:11.45) . . . has track bests of 3:46.25

for 1500 m (2010), 13:36.25 for 5000 m (2009)

and 28:28.83 for 10,000 m (2009) . . . is a

member of the Oregon Elite Track Club and has

stayed in Eugene after graduation . . . has applied

for American citizenship and could be eligible to

compete in the U.S. Olympic Trials in the

marathon or in the 10,000 m for 2012 . . . his

older brother (by seven years) is Duncan Kibet,

who has run the second-fastest marathon of alltime

– 2:04:27 – in winning the 2009 Rotterdam

Marathon.

Best:

Debut

GEBO BURKA

(Ethiopia)

23 years old from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Two-time Ethiopian international on the track

who has switched to road racing . . . represented

Ethiopia in the 10,000 m in 2004 in the World

Junior Championships, finishing 14th in the final,

and on the senior team as a guest runner in the

2008 European Cup 10,000 m race in Istanbul,

but failed to finish . . . has a good track best of

13:22.17 for 5000 m from 2005 and a 10,000 m

best of 29:21.7 in a junior race from 2004 . . .

turned to road running in 2006 in 10 km races . . .

made his marathon debut in 2007 with a seventhplace

finish in Casablanca in 2:17:42 . . . has run

only the marathon since September 2009,

competing in four races with three top-seven

finishes over the past year and a half . . . has run

in the U.S. during the 2008 season, including the

Wharf to Wharf 6-mile race in Santa Cruz,

California, winning in 27:48.

Best: 2:10:18 Cannes ‘09

2010: 2:12:46 Ottawa (7th)

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2:15:04 Cannes (7th)

WILLIAM CHEBOR

(Kenya)

28 years old from Baringo, Kenya

Mostly a half-marathoner who is starting to find

success in the marathon . . . began running on the

roads and on the track in 2003 . . . has competed

all over the world, including in the U.S. . . . had

back-to-back third-place finishes in the famed

Peachtree 10 km in Atlanta in 2005 and 2006 . . .

has had two good races in California, finishing

second in a half-marathon in San Jose in 2006

(61:07), and second in his marathon best of

2:10:13 at San Diego last year . . . won his

marathon debut in 2009 at the Gold Coast

Marathon in Australia in 2:11:58 . . . has run a

couple of races in 2011, the latest a second-place

finish in the San Blas Half in Coamo, Puerto Rico

in 64:04.

Best: 2:10:13 San Diego ‘10

2010: 2:10:13 San Diego (2nd)

2:15:40 Venice, Italy (10th)

MATTHEW DEWALD

(USA)

28 years old from Iowa City, Iowa

Ran collegiately at the University of South

Dakota in the 3000-meter steeplechase, 5000

meters and 10,000 meters . . . turned to the roads

as a post-collegian . . . is credited with eight

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marathons, debuting in 2006 with a15th-place

finish in 2:27:48 . . . has two marathons wins to

his credit:

2007: 2:31:38 Monumental Challenge

(Hill City, South Dakota)

2009: 2:25:37 Lincoln (Nebraska)

Also finished second in the St. Louis Marathon in

2010 (2:26:55) . . . is a physical therapist when

not running . . . now lives in Iowa City. Iowa.

Best: 2:23:35 Memphis ‘07

2010: 2:26:55 St. Louis (2nd)

2:23:59 Twin Cities (22nd)

MARKOS GENETI

(Ethiopia)

26 years old from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Another outstanding track performer who is

turning to the roads, Geneti will make his

marathon debut in Los Angeles after a 10-year

international career that has already had plenty of

highlights . . . served notice of his talent in 2001

with a solid victory in the IAAF World Youth

Championships 3000 m (7:55.82) . . . has

represented Ethiopia six times in all, including a

silver medal in the 2002 World Junior

Championships 5000 m (13:28.83), a bronze in

the World Indoor Championships 3000 m

(7:57.87), fourth in the 2003 All-African Games

5000 m, the 2005 World Championships 1500 m

(reached the semifinals) and the 2007 World

Cross Country Championships (15th) . . . has

sterling track bests of 3:33.83 for 1500 m (2005)

and 13:00.25 for the 5000 m, also in 2005 . . .

turned to the roads in 2010, starting with the

Carlsbad 5K in April, where he finished fourth in

13:35 . . . got more serious for the AirTel Half in

New Delhi, India on November 21, running 63:06

for 16th place . . . is coached by Tolosa Kotu . . .

was born in Walega, Ethiopia, but lives in Addis

Ababa . . . is no stranger to Los Angeles, having

run three times at The Home Depot Center in the

adidas Track Classic in 2005 (won the 3000

meters in a lifetime best of 7:38.11), 2006 (won

the two-mile in a lifetime best of 8:19.61) and

2008 (third in the 5000 meters in 13:10.58).

Best:

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NICOLAS KAMAKYA

(Kenya)

26 years old from Ngong Hills, Kenya

Began his career on the track, but quickly turned

to road running and has recently picked up the

marathon . . . represented Kenya way back in

2003 in the African Junior Championships 10,000

meters and finished fourth, but began focusing on

road running thereafter . . . began running halfmarathons

in Europe in 2004 and has a speedy

best of 60:09 from finishing second in the Hervis

Half Marathon in Prague in 2009 . . . made his

marathon debut in 2009, running second in the

HYX Beijing Marathon in a solid 2:08:42 . . . did

not run as well in 2010, finishing sixth and eighth

in his two marathons . . . has track bests of

13:30.81 for 5000 m (2004) and 28:16.45 for

10,000 m from 2008 . . . spent some time in 2007

as a member of the AmeriKenyan Running Club,

training in Santa Fe, New Mexico, returning

home in 2008, where he is a policeman.

Best: 2:08:42 Beijing ‘09

2010: 2:12:19 Rome (6th)

2:18:13 Beijing (8th)

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WESLEY KORIR

(Kenya)

28 years old from Louisville, Kentucky

An emerging star in the long-distance world at

age 28, Wesley Korir will try to become the first

three-time winner of the Honda LAMarathon on

March 20 . . . his unlikely emergence as a

marathoning star began at the 2008 La Salle

Chicago Marathon, where he finished fourth

overall (2:13:53) despite starting in the main pack

of runners as he wasn’t good enough to start with

the “elites”! . . . he moved up to the front row for

the 2009 L.A. Marathon, but had no expectations

of winning, saying afterwards:

Studying the race, I just wanted to run a

personal best, I thought my chances to win

were zero. Starting the race I just planned to

stay with these guys who have run faster than

me.

Instead, he improved his lifetime best by more

than five minutes and set a race record of 2:08:24

and won a stunning total of $160,000 in cash with

the winner’s prize of $20,000, a time bonus of

$40,000 and $100,000 from winning the men vs.

women Challenge, plus a 2009 Honda Accord

EX-L ($188,705 total). He joked with reporters

after the race, saying “Yes, I know I’m in a much

higher tax bracket now” . . . followed up his

victory with a sixth in Chicago (2:10:38) . . .

returned to L.A. to wear bib no. 1 as the

defending champion in 2010 . . . the entire elite

field keyed on Korir in the inaugural running of

the Stadium to the Sea course, and he had to fight

off a tightly-bunched group in the final five miles

and sprinted down Ocean Avenue in Santa

Monica to win again in 2:09:19, the third-fastest

time in race history and worth $20,000 in cash

and a 2010 Honda Insight EX sedan (MSRP

$23,100). He said afterward:

It was a beautiful race from the Dodger

Stadium to the sea. Everything was just

amazing. I really got to take in everything I

saw in the race today. Hollywood was

crowded, but Beverly Hills was breezy and

nice. Veterans Parkway was pretty amazing.

I did what my coach told me which was to

enjoy the race.

The first couple of miles were going to be

rough because of the field, but I tried to push

the first six miles to see who was going to

break. I realized that was not going to work,

so I changed tactics and decided to not push

as hard until the end when I had to kick and it

worked. I was keeping an eye on the time.

With the group being so large, I did not worry

about the Challenge and cared about beating

the guys.

Korir followed up his second win in L.A. with a

solid fourth in the Bank of America Chicago

Marathon last October (2:08:44) and started

strongly in 2011 with his third straight win at the

Carlsbad Half Marathon on January 23, in

1:02:46, an average of 4:48 per mile . . . Korir has

permanent residency status in the U.S. and looks

forward to being a U.S. citizen in the future (but

not in time for the 2012 Olympic Games) . . . had

a wild year in 2010:

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(1) Getting married to Tarah McKay (also a

Louisville track star; captain of the cross

country and track teams, 2009 Big East

Indoor mile runner-up in 2009; Canadian

cross-country champion in 2003; bests of

2:09.30 [school record] and 4:19.10) just a

week before his 2010 L.A. Marathon win;

(2) Then coming to Los Angeles for the race

during what should have been his

honeymoon;

(3) After winning, he finally resigned his job

as a maintenance worker at the University

of Louisville to become a full-time

athlete, sponsored by Nike;

(4) Moved to St. Clements, Ontario, Canada,

to be close to her family (he says “It’s

really cold there”) and

(5) Became a father in September as Tarah

gave birth to a girl, McKayLA, named for

her family name and adding “LA” in

capital letters saluting his wins in the L.A.

Marathon!

He finally moved back to Louisville on January

29, 2011 for better weather for training . . .

attended and graduated from the University of

Louisville (B.S.) in 2008 . . . earned All-

American honors with a third-place finish in the

2007 NCAA 5,000 meters in Sacramento,

California (lifetime best of 13:40.47 in that race) .

. . is still coached by Ron Mann, his Louisville

mentor . . . since finishing at Louisville, he’s

turned his attention to the roads, and with success

. . . says his personal pre-competition

superstition is eating a tuna sandwich at a

Subway restaurant . . . had a unique incident there

the day before his L.A. win in 2009:

When I was in college, I started a ritual of

going to Subway and getting a tuna

sandwich – I get the 6-inch, I can’t eat the

foot-long. I did the same for this race . . .

I got two and I gave one to a homeless

lady; I thought she needed it more than I

did.

Korir still has unfulfilled goals, not only in road

running, but also for his hometown of Kitale,

Kenya, where he hopes to open an orphanage.

“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do,” he

told the UofL Today in 2009. “I was born into a

very poor family. My passion is to help poor

children. God is giving me an opportunity to

make a difference.”

Best: 2:08:24 Los Angeles ‘09

2010: 2:09:19 Los Angeles (1st)

2:08:44 Chicago (4th)

BENJAMIN MAIYO

(Kenya)

32 years old from Iten, Kenya

A former world-class track star, Maiyo returns for

his second Los Angeles Marathon after finishing

second in with a then-lifetime best of 2:09:45 in

2005, still the seventh-fastest mark in race history

. . . followed up later that same year with a

second-place finish in the Chicago Marathon in

his all-time best of 2:07:09 . . . represented Kenya

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four times in major events from 1999-2002, all in

the 10,000 m . . . debuted in 1999 and was fifth in

the All-Africa Games and seventh in the World

Championships . . . won the 10,000 m silver in

the 2001 Goodwill Games and a bronze on the

2002 African Championships . . . has track bests

of 13:02.28 (2000) and 27:07.55 (2001) . . .

turned serious to the roads in 2004, debuting in

the marathon with a ninth-place finish in the

Chicago Marathon (2:13:17) . . . had his best year

in 2005 in Los Angeles and Chicago and has been

credited with a career total of 11 marathons . . .

finished in the top nine in his first nine career

marathons before a tough year in 2009 in which

he did not finish at Boston (leg injury) and was

11th in Chicago . . . has three top-three career

finishes, including Los Angeles and Chicago in

2005 and second in the Boston Marathon in 2006

. . . was entered in the 2010 Boston Marathon, but

withdrew due to injury, so his L.A. race will be

his first in 18 months . . . trains in Iten (where he

has a farm) and in Boulder, Colorado . . . is

coached by Dieter Hogen and is a member of the

KIMbia Athletics team . . . is married with three

children: sons Kevin and Dennis and daughter

Anna.

Best: 2:07:09 Chicago ‘05

2010: no marathons recorded

LABAN MOIBEN

(Kenya)

27 years old from Eldama Ravine, Kenya

The 2008 City of Los Angeles Marathon

champion returns to try for his second title . . .

won in 2:13:50 (worth $20,000 first prize and a

Honda sedan), but finished behind Russia’s

Tatyana Aryasova in the Challenge by 4:19 . . .

has been credited with 12 career marathons and

has never finished lower than eighth . . . has four

wins and three seconds; the wins:

2005: 2:19:48 Kampala (debut)

2007: 2:15:29 Montreal

2:14:31 California Int’l

(Sacramento)

2008: 2:13:50 City of Los Angeles

Has run three marathons in California, winning in

Sacramento (2007) and Los Angeles (2008) and

finishing eighth in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in

San Diego in 2008 . . . he trained in Atlanta,

Georgia after the eruption of violence in the

aftermath of the 2007 Kenyan presidential

elections . . . was born in Eldama Ravine in the

Rift Valley Province . . . is married with one

child.

Best: 2:09:44 Ottawa ‘10

2010: 2:09:44 Ottawa (2nd)

2:10:48 Chicago (7th)

JOSEPH MUTINDA

(Kenya)

36 years old from Iten, Kenya

Veteran marathoner on the U.S. circuit who

competes for the Sante Fe, New Mexico-based

AmeriKenyan Running Club . . . is credited with

21 marathons, all but three of which were in the

U.S. . . . has never finished lower than 16th and

has been in the top 10 in 19 races . . . has two

wins to his credit:

2009: 2:16:39 Salt Lake City Marathon

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2010: 2:15:35 Lala Marathon

(Torreon, Mexico)

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L.A. Marathon 2020: From how to watch Sunday’s race to road closures, here’s what you need to know

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The 2020 Los Angeles Marathon will draw 27,000 runners from around the world to compete in a 26.2-mile race from the Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica Beach this Sunday.

L.A. County officials have declared an emergency in response to six newly confirmed local coronavirus cases, but organizers reassured the public Wednesday that the marathon will still happen as scheduled.

They said they were working closely with authorities to monitor any developments in the outbreak, and that they will announce any change of plans involving the event.

All Los Angeles Marathon weekend activities are scheduled to take place as planned. Please see our full statement below: pic.twitter.com/kAu5cSOyGk

— Los Angeles Marathon (@lamarathon) March 4, 2020

Here’s what you need to know about the race:

How to watch

KTLA Channel 5 will have live coverage of the event, starting with a countdown at 6 a.m. Sunday. Viewers can also watch the race on ktla.com and the KTLA 5 News app. KTLA’s Facebook page will also have a livestream from the finish line cam.

City public transportation officials encouraged those who want to cheer on participants in person to take the L.A. Metro Rail.

The course

The race begins at the Dodger Stadium and ends at the intersection of Ocean and California avenues in Santa Monica. The marathon will start as follows:

6:30 a.m.: competitors who use wheelchairs

6:42 a.m.: competitors who use handcycles

6:45 a.m.: women’s elite competitors

6:55 a.m.: men’s elite competitors and full field

The L.A. Marathon has an app that will let users track runners and receive updates on the race, which has 6 1/2-hour limit for participants.

Last year, L.A. Marathon winner Elisha Barno of Kenya crossed the finish line in 2:11: 46. Ethiopia’s Askale Merachi won the women’s division in 2:24:12.

Results of this year’s marathon will be available on this page on L.A. Marathon’s website.

Street closures

Major thoroughfares along the course will be blocked for certain periods between 4 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday. Click the following links for locations and times:

• course closures, from Elysian Park to Santa Monica

• ramp closures, including on the northbound and southbound 110 Freeway in Central L.A., on the northbound and southbound 101 Freeway from downtown L.A. to Hollywood, on the southbound 405 Freeway in the Westside, and a portion of the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica

• streets only accessible to affected residents in Elysian Park, downtown L.A., Echo Park, Silver Lake, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, West L.A. and Santa Monica

• street closures in Beverly Hills from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• street closures in West Hollywood

Entertainment along the course

The L.A. Marathon have planned a series of performances and other events. That includes the following:

• L.A.-based Japanese group Koshin Taiko Drummers will perform at the mile 4 marker in Little Tokyo.

• The Sunset Triangle Plaza in Silver Lake will host a “breakfast party,” where local Australian cafe Roo Coffee will offer coffee and discounts. Singer and songwriters will also perform.

• The West Hollywood Cheerleaders, the Channel Q Radio station and Rolling Stones tribute band “The Hollywood Stones” will perform in the West Hollywood part of the course.

• Classical pianist Hamid Pasha will perform on the northern end of Rodeo Drive. On the other end of the street, next to Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the Great American Swing Band will put on a show.

• At mile 20 in West L.A., school marching bands from across the region will play in addition to the “rivalry row” put on by the University of California Los Angeles and University of Southern California.

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Quick Facts

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Honda LAMarathon presented by K-Swiss will be held on Sunday,

March 21, 2010 over the new Stadium to the Sea course. The race-day schedule:

6:55 a.m.: Los Angeles Marathon hand-cranked wheelchair start

7:00 a.m.: Los Angeles Marathon wheelchair start

~7:03 a.m.: Los Angeles Marathon elite women’s start (time approximate)

~7:20 a.m.: Los Angeles Marathon field start (time approximate)

~9:50 a.m.: Awards presentation at the Finish Line Beach Party

Ú The race will be run over an iconic new Stadium to the Sea course, starting at Dodger Stadium and

rolling through Downtown Los Angeles, the Hollywood area, the City of West Hollywood, City of

Beverly Hills, the U.S. Veterans Administration Healthcare Center grounds in West Los Angeles,

the Brentwood area and finishing in Santa Monica on Ocean Avenue and Santa Monica

Boulevard. It’s the first time the race has been run outside the City of Los Angeles.

Ú Response to the new course was swift and spectacular: the race sold out, reaching its designated

cap of 25,000 entrants on March 12, a 44% increase over the 2009 registration total of 17,307.

Ú A prize purse of $100,000 in cash plus two Honda Insight EX sedans (MSRP $23,100) will be

offered to competitors, with $20,000 for first place (plus the car), $12,500 for second, $10,000 for

third, $5,000 for fourth, and $2,500 for fifth.

A Los Angeles Marathon “Challenge Bonus” for $100,000 will be given to the first person – man

or woman – who crosses the finish line, with the elite women’s field beginning the race with a

several-minute handicap. Thus, the man or woman who crosses first will take home $120,000 and

a new Honda Insight EX for less than 2½ hours of racing. Time bonuses of up to $75,000 per

athlete are also available for men and women who achieve specific standards; the total available

prize purse includes cash awards of up to $400,000 and the two new Honda sedans.

Also in the field on raceday will be 233 “Legacy” runners who have run all 24 prior Los Angeles

Marathons!

Ú Media coverage of the race extends worldwide, on multiple platforms:

C Live television broadcast on KTLA (Channel 5) from 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. PST;

C Full-length simulcast of the KTLA broadcast worldwide on Universal Sports.

C Live radio broadcast of the Marathon on AM 570 KLAC radio in Los Angeles.

C Live streaming of all three broadcasts over the stations’ Internet sites.

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Ú A “million-dollar morning” of fund-raising is anticipated for the 60 official charities affiliated

with the Marathon.

Ú A bevy of entertainment is planned for the 26.2-mile course, including 17 bands, 400 cheerleaders,

four block parties, seven entertainment centers and programs from 12 charitable organizations.

At the start at Dodger Stadium, runners will be encouraged by a series of good-luck messages

from 13 celebrities that will be shown on the stadium’s videoboard, each of whom has picked their

favorite mile on the course:

C Dwayne Johnson 1&

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C Allison Iraheta 3

C Gordon Ramsay 13

C Andre Ethier 15

C Rafael Furcal 16

C Pete Carroll 19

C Baron Davis 19

C Dean Karnazes 20

C Lamar Odom 23

C Pau Gasol 25

C Julia Louis-Dreyfus 25

C Kobe Bryant 26

C Phineas & Ferb 26

Iraheta, a Students Run L.A. alumnus who completed the Marathon in 2007 and finished fourth in

season eight of American Idol last year, will sing the National Anthem prior to the start.

Ú Pre-Marathon highlights will include the massive Marathon Expo to be held at Dodger Stadium.

Event schedule:

C Friday, March 19: Marathon Expo Dodger Stadium 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

(Admission free: open to the public)

C Saturday, March 20: NPN LA 5k Run/Walk Dodger Stadium 8:00 a.m.

(Registration required: $35 fee)

C Saturday, March 20: Marathon Expo Dodger Stadium 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

(Admission free: open to the public)

C Saturday, March 20: Win Forever Inspiration Dinner Finish Line Beach 4:45 p.m.

(Registration required: $35 fee) Party Lot

Ú A strong and expanded sponsor corps has made the 2010 race possible, led by Title Sponsor

Honda, Presenting Sponsor K-Swiss and additional partners including Coca-Cola, Dasani and

POWERade, Diamond Foods’ Emerald Nuts, Don Francisco’s Coffee, Michelob ULTRA, New

Performance Nutrition (NPN), Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill, Salonpas, Sport Chalet and others.

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Table of Contents

Quick Facts ....................................................................... 2

1. About the Honda LAMarathon presented by K-Swiss ................................. 5

2. About the Race ................................................................ 7

2.01 The Course .............................................................. 7

2.02 The Competitors ......................................................... 25

2.03 History, Records and Statistics .............................................. 45

2.04 Prizes and Incentives ..................................................... 57

2.05 Marathon stories ......................................................... 59

3. Much more than a Marathon .................................................... 63

3.01 25th Anniversary artworks ................................................. 63

3.02 Win Forever Inspiration Dinner ............................................. 64

3.03 LAMarathon Expo ....................................................... 65

3.04 NPN LA 5K Run/Walk .................................................... 67

3.05 KiDS MARATHON ...................................................... 67

3.06 On-Course Entertainment .................................................. 68

3.07 Causes and Charities ...................................................... 71

3.08 Press, Radio and Television coverage ........................................ 86

3.09 Sponsors ............................................................... 88

4. Race Logistics and Support ..................................................... 95

4.01 Race-day schedule ....................................................... 95

4.02 Race support ............................................................ 96

4.03 People and things ........................................................ 97

4.04 Transportation ........................................................... 97

4.04 Environmental initiatives .................................................. 98

5. Staff and support ............................................................ 101

This Race Information Guide to the 2010 Honda LAMarathon presented by K-Swiss was compiled by

Perelman, Pioneer & Co. and was accurate based on information provided up to March 12, 2010. For

questions, please call Pat Harris or Rich Perelman at (323) 965-4900.

On the cover:

The Honda LAMarathon’s limited-edition 25th anniversary commemorative poster by Cleon Peterson

of Shepard Fairey’s Studio Number One. (see p. 63 for all the details!)

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1.

ABOUT THE HONDA LA MARATHON PRESENTED BY K-SWISS

What a difference a year makes.

In less than a year, a one-time civic jewel that had fallen on hard times has been resurrected and the

Silver Anniversary edition of the Honda LAMarathon presented by K-Swiss may be the best ever.

The biggest changes included the return to the race’s traditional late March date and the Stadium to the

Sea course, announced on November 9 and running from Dodger Stadium through Downtown Los

Angeles, through West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, the U.S. Veterans Administration grounds and

finishing in Santa Monica. It’s the first time that the race has been run outside of the City of Los

Angeles and only the third time that a point-to-point course has been used instead of a loop route.

The new course passes dozens of internationally-renowned icons, starting at Dodger Stadium and

including the El Pueblo de Los Angeles State Historic Park, Los Angeles City Hall, the Disney Hall and

Music Center of Los Angeles County, four different sites of the Academy Awards in Hollywood, parts

of Historic Route 66 in West Hollywood, Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, the famous runner’s mecca of

San Vicente Boulevard in Santa Monica before finishing on Ocean Avenue overlooking the Pacific

Ocean.

Runner response has been sensational, with the cap of 25,000 registrants reached well before raceday, a

44% increase over the 17,307 entries for the 2009 race on Memorial Day. In addition:

< The LAMarathon Expo will be staged for the first time at Dodger Stadium, on the Friday and

Saturday prior to the race with more than 100 exhibitors on hand.

< The NPN LA 5K Run/Walk will also be staged at Dodger Stadium, on Saturday, March 20, offering a

perfect warm-up for the Marathon the following day.

< Marathon Goodwill Ambassador Rod Dixon, a 1972 Olympic medalist and a winner of the New

York City Marathon, will bring more than 1,500 youngsters aged 7-12 to the race to complete the

KiDSMARATHON, an eight-week program that teaches healthy habits and has the participants run a

cumulative total of 25 miles, and then finish by running the final 1.2 miles of their marathon on the

NPN LA 5K Run/Walk course on March 20.

< The old-style “carbo-load” dinner on the evening prior to the race has been replaced by the “Win

Forever Inspiration Dinner” featuring Seattle Seahawks (and former USC) head coach Pete Carroll.

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Catered by Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill, the dinner and pre-race pep talk will take place on Saturday,

March 20, just steps from the race finish line and the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica.

< Media coverage continues strong, with new radio and television partners. KTLA 5, the original Los

Angeles television station, will air the race live in Los Angeles and be shown concurrently

nationwide on Universal Sports. Monarch Sports will return to present live radio coverage of the race

on AM 570 KLAC/FOX Sports Radio, plus a new “Marathon Countdown” show on March 20. All

three will stream their broadcasts live over the Internet. In addition, the Marathon itself will be

providing live race tracking and provide a live Twitter feed all during the race weekend.

< Corporate support has been enhanced, with Honda becoming the first-ever Title Sponsor of the

Marathon, after being its Presenting Sponsor since 1995. K-Swiss, the Southern California-based

apparel and shoe company, signed on as Presenting Sponsor. New sponsors such as Coca-Cola have

been added and existing suppliers such as Diamond Foods’ Emerald Nuts and Don Francisco’s

Coffee have increased their commitment to the race.

< The Students Run L.A. program (www.SRLA.org), created to focus at-risk Los Angeles Unified

School District middle school and high school students on building positive habits, will bring more

than 3,000 young people to the start line on Memorial Day. An amazing 90% of SRLA starters finish

the race and more than 33,000 have participating in the program since its creation in 1987.

At the same time, the legacy of the Marathon has been maintained, with 233 Legacy competitors – who

have completed all 24 prior Los Angeles Marathons – set to run again in 2010. And the official training

program of the Los Angeles Marathon, the LA Roadrunners, has continued its proven, 27-week training

regimen that has helped nearly 30,000 people – 99% of Roadrunner entrants – finish their race.

The start-to-finish runner entertainment and support efforts that make the Honda LAMarathon so

unique will also continue, with 17 bands, 400 cheerleaders, four block parties and 12 charitable organizations

already scheduled, not to mention the always-popular Salonpas “Pain Relief Zone” at mile 18.

The wide popularity of the Marathon continues to be a platform for supporting important causes in Los

Angeles and beyond. The 60 official charities of the Los Angeles Marathon expect once again to raise

more than $1 million on race day to support a variety of causes focused on health, well-being, and youth

programs, most focused in and around Los Angeles.

A spectacular new course, enhanced corporate support and renewed enthusiasm from the running

community has set the Honda LAMarathon presented by K-Swiss back on the road to being one of the

nation’s premier races, just in time for its 25th anniversary.

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ABOUT THE RACE

2.01 THE COURSE

The 2010 Honda LAMarathon presented by K-Swiss will be held on a new, unique course which begins

at Dodger Stadium and finishes at the intersection of Ocean and Santa Monica Boulevards in Santa

Monica, California. The new Stadium to the Sea course is the most dramatic change in the 25th

anniversary edition of the Marathon. It’s the fourth route on which the Marathon has been run:

Course Years Type Start/finish

1 1986-95 Loop Loop course starting on Figueroa Street, adjacent to the Los

Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and finishing in front of the Graham

Statues in Exposition Park.

2 1996-2006,

2009

3 2007-08 Point-topoint

4 2010 Point-topoint

Variants:

1986: Start and finish on Figueroa Street.

1987-95: Start on Figueroa, finish in Exposition Park.

Loop Loop course starting in Downtown Los Angeles, finishing at the

Central Library at Flower & 5th Streets.

Variants:

1996: Start at Figueroa & 8th Streets.

1997-01: Start at Figueroa & 6th Streets.

2002-04: Route changed to flatten the course.

2005-06: Route changed for better flow.

Point-to-point course starting on Ventura Boulevard & Lankershim,

adjacent to Universal City, and finishing at Flower & 5th Streets in

Downtown Los Angeles.

Point-to-point Stadium to the Sea course starting at Dodger

Stadium and finishing at Ocean & Santa Monica Boulevards in

Santa Monica.

The Stadium to the Sea course incorporates a number of unique elements in the history of what was

originally called the City of Los Angeles Marathon:

(1) It’s the first time that the race has been run outside of the City of Los Angeles. The 2010 course

begins in Los Angeles, but crosses through four other jurisdictions, in order: West Hollywood,

Beverly Hills, the Veterans Administration grounds in West Los Angeles and Santa Monica.

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(2) It will be the first Los Angeles Marathon that will not finish in Downtown Los Angeles.

(3) After being run on a loop course for the first 21 editions, the Stadium to the Sea is the second

point-to-point course in the race’s history. The 2010 race will be the third in four years to be run

on a point-to-point course, after the 2007 and 2008 races that began next to Universal City.

Civic approvals of the new course came over a two-month period in June and July 2009. The

participating cities:

Beverly Hills Los Angeles Santa Monica West Hollywood

Incorporated: 1906 1850 1886 1984

Area: 5.7 sq.mi. 498.3 sq.mi. 15.9 sq.mi. 1.9 sq.mi.

Population: 33,784 (2000) 3,833,985 (2008) 87,664 (2008) 34,675 (2007)

Miles: 16-18 1-13, 16, 18-22 23-26 13-16

Marathon use

approval date:

June 16, 2009 July 21, 2009 July 28, 2009 June 1, 2009

< Course description:

The 2010 Marathon course covers the classic marathon distance of 42.195 km or 26 miles, 385 yards. It

was certified in 2009 as to distance by USA Track & Field course measurer Ron Scardara in December

2009; the course certificate number is CA09075RS.

While the course complies with the USA Track & Field record requirements for elevation (allowing a

maximum net decrease of not more than “one part per thousand (i.e., one meter per kilometer) for each

of the 42.195 kilometers,” the start and finish are more than the allowed 7.86 miles (30% of the race

distance) apart and thus marks run on this course are not eligible for record status. The start and finish

lines of the Stadium of the Sea course are approximately 17 miles apart.

The course is moves downhill in the first three miles, goes uphill in the second three miles and then is

then relatively flat before heading downhill to the finish on Ocean Boulevard (elevation chart courtesy

Ron Gross)::

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The course, turn-by-turn (mile locations shown in the second column):

Start: Dodger Stadium: Lot G

1. 1.25 loops around the Stadium

2. Mile 2 Right from parking area, out the

Sunset Gate, to Elysian Park Ave.

3. Mile 2 Left onto Sunset Blvd.

4. Mile 4 Right onto Main Street

5. Mile 4 Right onto 1st Street

6. Mile 4 Right onto Grand Avenue

7. Mile 5 Left onto Temple Street

8. Mile 5 Right onto Edgeware Road

(over the 101 Freeway)

9. Mile 5 Left onto Bellevue Ave.

10. Mile 6 Right onto Glendale Blvd.

11. Mile 6 Left onto Park Ave.

12. Mile 6 Left onto Sunset Blvd.

13. Mile 9 On Sunset Blvd., merging onto

Hollywood Blvd.

14. Mile 12 Left onto Orange Drive

15. Mile 12 Right onto Sunset Blvd.

16. Mile 15 Left onto San Vicente Blvd.

17. Mile 15 Right onto Santa Monica Blvd.

The mile-by-mile elevation changes (in feet):

18. Mile 15 Left onto Doheny Drive

19. Mile 16 Right onto Burton Way (eastbound)

20. Mile 17 Merge onto South Santa Monica Blvd.

21. Mile 17 Left onto Rodeo Drive

22. Mile 17 Right onto Wilshire Blvd.

23. Mile 18 Left onto South Santa Monica Blvd.

24. Mile 18 Merge onto Santa Monica Blvd.

25. Mile 20 Right onto Sepulveda Blvd.

26. Mile 20 Left onto Ohio Ave.

27. Mile 21 Right onto Sawtelle Blvd.

28. Mile 21 Left onto Veterans Admin. Ring Road

29. Mile 21 Left onto Bonsalle Ave.

30. Mile 21 Left onto Eisenhower Ave.

31. Mile 22 Exit Veterans Administration at

Bringham Ave. and go

32. Mile 22 Right onto San Vicente Blvd.

33. Mile 22 Cross to eastbound San Vicente Blvd.

at Montana Avenue

34. Mile 25 Left onto Ocean Ave.

Finish: Ocean Avenue & Santa Monica Blvd.

Mile Elevation Change Mile Elevation Change Mile Elevation Change

Start 505 — 10 394 -6 20 262 +31

1 508 +3 11 379 -15 21 339 -77

2 417 -91 12 346 -33 22 315 -23

3 299 -118 13 401 +55 23 349 +34

4 389 +90 14 347 -54 24 268 -81

5 443 +54 15 217 -130 25 165 -103

6 420 -23 16 243 +26 26 92 -73

7 365 -55 17 256 +13 Finish 75 -17

8 392 +27 18 280 +24 Start to finish change: -430 feet

9 400 +8 19 231 -49 Miles uphill: 12 Miles downhill: 14

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Km Elevation Change Km Elevation Change Distance Elevation Change

Start 505 — 25 km 204 -172 Last mile 92 —

5 km 295 -310 30 km 244 +40 Finish 75 -17

10 km 411 +116 35 km 320 +76

15 km 399 -12 40 km 174 -146 1st half 505!392 -113

20 km 376 -23 Finish 75 -99 2nd half 302! 75 -227

By contrast, the 2009 course began at an elevation of 298 and finished at 293 feet (net of -5). By halves,

the 2009 course lost 183 feet of elevation in the first half (elevation: 115 feet), and gained 178 feet in the

second half.

Among the many course highlights are:

Start: Dodger Stadium adjacent to Parking Area G behind center field.

C One of the icons of Los Angeles, Dodger Stadium opened on April 10, 1962 before 52,564 fans. The

first privately-financed baseball park since Yankee Stadium was opened in 1923, it sits on 300 acres

and was designed by Capt. Emil Praeger. It seats 56,000 for Dodger baseball, but has been home to

many other events, including the 1984 Olympic baseball tournament, the 1987 Papal Mass with Pope

John Paul II, and the Encore – The Three Tenors Concert with Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo and

Luciano Pavarotti in 1994.

Mile 1: Dodger Stadium

(Elevation change: +3, from 505 to 508 feet)

C The runners will run 1.25 circuits around the Stadium before exiting through the Sunset Gate onto

Elysian Park Avenue.

Mile 2: Ending at Sunset Boulevard, just north of Marion Avenue

(Elevation change: -91, from 508 to 417 feet; 2 turns)

Mile 3: Ending at Cesar Chavez Avenue & New High Street

(Elevation change: -118, from 417 to 299 feet)

C Sunset Boulevard turns into Cesar E. Chavez Avenue past Figueroa Street, and the runners will end a

1.35-mile stretch on Sunset/Cesar Chavez when they turn onto Main Street.

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C The city’s Chinatown district developed in the 1870s and in 2001, the city erected the Chinatown

Gateway Monument, also known as the Twin Dragon Towers Gateway to mark the entryway. It cost

$800,000, stands 25 feet high and was designed to symbolize luck, prosperity and longevity.

Mile 4: Ending at Grand Avenue, just north of 1st Street

(Elevation change: +90, from 299 to 389 feet; 3 turns)

C Mile 4 runs through the heart of historic Los Angeles, turning right from Cesar E. Chavez onto Main

Street and right again on 1st Street (uphill) to Grand Avenue.

C The El Pueblo de Los Angeles State Historic Park, the oldest settlement in Los Angeles, is on Main

Street as the runners turn from Cesar E. Chavez. Los Angeles was founded by 44 original settlers in

the fall of 1781, but the Old Plaza in the El Pueblo Park dates from 1815.

The oldest still-standing residence is the Avila Adobe (14 Olvera Street) on adjacent Olvera Street,

built in 1818. The Plaza Church, (535 North Main) was built by Franciscan fathers and native

Americans and opened in 1822. The Pico House (430 North Main) was the city’s first masonry

structure and was built as a hotel by Pio Pico, the last Mexican governor of California. The current

marketplace format of Olvera Street is a relatively new development, from 1929.

C On Main Street at Temple Street is the Los Angeles Mall Civic Center complex, marked by the sixstory,

60-ton Triforium created by artist Joseph Young in 1975 and featuring 1,494 multicolored

glass prisms. It was refurbished in 2006.

C Los Angeles City Hall (200 North Spring Street) is a famous Art Deco skyscraper that rises 28 floors

and 454 feet high. Built in 1928, it became an icon through its appearances on television in the 1950s

as the headquarters of the Daily Planet newspaper on “The Adventures of Superman” and in the

1960s on “Dragnet.” It was the tallest building in California from completion through 1964 and

tallest in Los Angeles until 1968 (there were legal height restrictions until 1957).

C The new Police Administration Building, headquarters of the Los Angeles Police Department sits at

Main & 1st Streets and opened in October 2009.

C Times Mirror Square (1st and Spring Streets) is the home of the Los Angeles Times, with the Art

Deco original building opened in 1935, with the more-modern addition opened in 1948.

C On the way up 1st Street is the County of Los Angeles governmental complex, including the Stanley

Mosk Memorial Courthouse (111 N. Hill Street) opened in 1956 and the Kenneth Hahn Hall of

Administration (500 West Temple Street), opened in 1960.

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Mile 5: Ending at Bellevue Avenue & Douglas Street

(Elevation change: +54, from 389 to 443 feet; 3 turns)

C The route continues on Grand Avenue, taking a left on Temple (uphill) before taking a right on

Edgeware Road to cross the Hollywood (101) Freeway and a left to Bellevue Avenue to leave the

downtown area.

C At the start of the mile at 1st Street and Grand Avenue, the runners will pass the landmark Walt

Disney Concert Hall (opened 2003) as they turn right onto Grand, passing the Performing Arts

Center of Los Angeles, popularity known as the Music Center. The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, home

of the Academy Awards 26 times (1969-87, 1990-94, 1996, 1999), Ahmanson Theatre and Mark

Taper Forum, opened in 1964 and annually hosts 2.3 million guests.

C The runners will turn left onto Temple Street at the Cathedral of our Lady of Angels (555 West

Temple) opened in 2002 at a cost of $250 million and is the headquarters church of the Roman

Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Mile 6: Ending at Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado Street

(Elevation change: -23, from 443 to 420 feet; 3 turns)

C From downtown, the race runs into Echo Park, the area’s original center of motion picture production

– especially Mack Sennett’s Keystone Studios (1712 Glendale Boulevard) – prior to World War I.

C Past the Echo Park Lake is the Angelus Church (1100 Glendale), the headquarters of the International

Church of the Foursquare Gospel, founded by famed evangelical preacher Aimee Semple

McPherson. It opened on January 1, 1923.

C The route runs onto Park Avenue and then onto Sunset Boulevard for the second time (now for 2.67

miles), passing the well-known Taix French Restaurant, opened at this location in 1962 and still run

by the Taix family.

Mile 7: Ending at Sunset Boulevard just before Michaeltorena Street

(Elevation change: -55, from 420 to 365 feet)

C Sunset Boulevard runs from Downtown Los Angeles all the way to the Pacific Ocean, about 22

miles. During this mile, the route passes Silver Lake Boulevard.

Mile 8: Ending at Sunset Boulevard and Sunset Drive at Hollywood Boulevard

(Elevation change: +27, from 365 to 392 feet)

C At Sunset and Maltman Avenue, runners can look to the right to the Hollywood Hills and see the

iconic Hollywood sign, originally mounted in 1923 as an ad for a new residential development called

Hollywoodland. It’s easy to see thanks to its 50-foot-high letters!

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C The now-KCET Studios (4376 Sunset) opened in 1912 as a motion-picture studio and was purchased

by KCET in 1971.

C At Sunset and Manzanita Street, the route travels on part of old Route 66 on Sunset.

Mile 9: Ending at Hollywood Boulevard, just past Winona Boulevard

(Elevation change: +8, from 392 to 400 feet; 1 turn)

C The route includes a 3.22-mile stretch on Hollywood Boulevard.

C Barnsdall Art Park is at 4814 Hollywood (at Vermont Avenue) and was donated in 1927 as an arts

center by Aline Barnsdall. It includes Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Hollyhock House (1921).

Mile 10: Ending at Hollywood Boulevard past Bronson Avenue, opposite Florentine Gardens

(Elevation change: -6, from 400 to 394 feet)

Mile 11: Ending at Hollywood Boulevard at McCadden Place

(Elevation change: -15, from 394 to 379 feet)

C The Hollywood Walk of Fame begins at Gower Street and continues west to La Brea Avenue. There

are about 2,400 stars today on Hollywood Boulevard and also on Vine Street.

C This is Hollywood and there are famous locations all along the route: the Museum of Death (6031

Hollywood), opened in Los Angeles in 2009 with memorabilia from the Black Dahlia, Charles

Manson and other grisly cases; the Music Box (6126 Hollywood), opened in 1926, known for a long

time as the Henry Fonda Theater and now The Music Box @ Fonda.

C Hollywood & Vine is the center of the Walk of Fame and became famous for its concentration of

radio and motion-picture-related businesses in the 1920s. Just north of the intersection is the Capitol

Records Tower (1750 Vine), the world’s first circular office building, designed by Welton Becket,

and opened in 1956.

C Continuing on Hollywood is the Art Deco Pantages Theater (6233 Hollywood) opened in 1930 as a

vaudeville and movie house and home to the Academy Awards from 1950-60; it’s now a legitimate

theater and was renovated in 2000. The Musso & Frank Grill (6667 Hollywood) opened in 1919 and

is still strong, with memories of diners like Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Orson Welles and

more from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Mile 12: Ending at Sunset Boulevard and Vista Street

(Elevation change: -33, from 379 to 346 feet; 2 turns)

C The route now moves through the heart of Hollywood, passing the Egyptian Theatre (6712

Hollywood), the first Egyptian–style theater in the United States, opened by Sid Grauman (of

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Chinese Theatre fame) in 1922 and refurbished in 1998; Ripley’s Believe or Not! Odditorium (6780

Hollywood) opened around 2000 and the El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood), also opened by

Grauman, in 1926, and refurbished by the Walt Disney Company in 1991.

C The massive Hollywood & Highland retail and entertainment development, with movie history

themes, opened in 2001. It includes the Kodak Theater, home to the Academy Awards since 2002.

The corner’s tie to show business goes back to 1958, however, when the first eight stars of the

Hollywood Walk of Fame were installed there.

C Grauman’s Chinese Theater (6801 Hollywood) was the third of Grauman’s themed theaters after the

Egyptian and the El Capitan, and opened in 1927. It’s especially famous for its nearly 200 footprints,

handprints and signatures, with actress Norma Talmadge the first celebrity to have her feet

memorialized in concrete, in 1927. It hosted the Academy Awards in 1944-45-46 and is still in use

today as a movie theater.

C Madame Tussauds Hollywood (6933 Hollywood) opened in 2009 and has more than 100 wax figures

in a three-story building. The latest addition came on February 11, 2010, with the unveiling of a

figure of martial-arts star Bruce Lee.

C As the course turns south at Orange Drive, runners pass the original site of the Academy Awards in

1929, the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (7000 Hollywood), which opened in 1927 and was refurbished

in 2005, and Hollywood High School (Orange & Sunset), founded in 1903. Its well-known graduates

have included actors Carol Burnett (1951), Judy Garland (1930), James Garner (1944), Jason

Robards (1940), Lana Turner (1937), Fay Wray (1925) and many others.

C The route returns to Sunset Boulevard for its third segment, this time for 2.67 miles, and includes the

Guitar Center (7425 Sunset, opened at the Organ Center in 1959) and the Rock Walk, with 170

musical artists memorialized beginning since 1985.

Mile 13: Ending at Sunset Boulevard & Roxbury Road

(Elevation change: +55, from 346 to 401 feet)

C The halfway point (13.1 miles) is on Sunset, just east of Sweetzer Avenue.

C Another Hollywood icon from the 1920s, the Chateau Marmont (8821 West Sunset) opened in 1929,

well known for incidents including Jean Harlow’s honeymoon and John Belushi’s death via drug

overdose in 1982.

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Drive and Roxbury Road, entering the City of West Hollywood and the famed Sunset Strip, starting

at Harper Avenue.

Mile 14: Ending at Sunset Boulevard just past Horn Avenue

(Elevation change: -54, from 401 to 347 feet)

C The eclectic nature of West Hollywood is on display in landmarks such as the Body Shop (8250 West

Sunset) and Carney’s, the restaurant inside a train car at 8351 West Sunset; the Comedy Store at

8433 West Sunset, famous as the launching point for comedians but previously the site of Ciro’s

Restaurant, where Sammy Davis, Jr. became a star for his performance after the 1951 Academy

Awards; and the Andaz West Hollywood (8401 West Sunset), formerly known as the Hyatt Sunset,

but also as the “Riot House” for the wild antics of its guests such as Jim Morrison of The Doors, Led

Zeppelin and The Who, but re-named in 2009.

C The House of Blues Sunset Strip (8430 West Sunset) opened in 1994 and is one of the best-known

performance venues on the Sunset Strip, a 1.5-mile stretch from Sunset & Harper Avenue to Sunset

& Sierra Drive at the border with Beverly Hills.

Mile 15: Ending at Doheny Drive & Rangely Avenue

(Elevation change: -130, from 347 to 217 feet; 3 turns)

C Still in West Hollywood, the route passes more famous music venues including the Viper Room

(8852 West Sunset), opened in 1993 with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers as the first headliner. It’s

had a tumultuous history, with actor River Phoenix dying there on Halloween morning 1993,

Counting Crows lead singer Adam Duritz serving as a bartender there in 1994-95 and ownership

groups that included actor Johnny Depp (1993-2004) and now Harry Morton, son of Hard Rock Cafe

co-founder Peter Morton.

C One of the historic performances venues on the Sunset Strip is the Whiskey A Go Go (8901 West

Sunset), opened in 1964 and famed for its “go-go” girls dancing in suspended cages. The Doors were

the house band in 1966 and the Chicago Transit Authority (later known as Chicago) played as the

house band until discovered by Jimi Hendrix in 1968.

C As the route turns left onto San Vicente Boulevard, it runs south to Santa Monica Boulevard and

other architectural icon, the Pacific Design Center. It’s a 1.2-million sq.ft. development, designed by

Cesar Pelli and dominated by the Center Blue building (opened 1975), better known as the “Blue

Whale.” The Center Green building opened in 1988 and the Center Red complex is partially open

now and expected to be completed in 2011.

C On Santa Monica Boulevard, the route continues on Historic Route 66 for 0.43 miles before reaching

Doheny Drive. Along the way are well-known Southern California landmarks like the Palm

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Restaurant (9001 Santa Monica) with a special backroom that was the favorite entertaining spot for

the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee for the 1984 Games, celebrity-friendly Dan Tana’s

(9071 Santa Monica) and The Troubadour (9081 Santa Monica), founded in 1957 by the late Doug

Weston and where superstars such as Elton John (1970), Randy Newman, Guns & Roses and Cheech

& Chong got their starts.

Mile 16: Ending at Burton Way & Alpine Drive

(Elevation change: +26, from 217 to 243 feet; 1 turn)

C After running between West Hollywood and Beverly Hills on Doheny, the course enters Beverly

Hills at Doheny Drive and Burton Way.

C The runners will pass a large Bristol Farms market (9039 Beverly Blvd.) which was previously the

famed Chasen’s Restaurant (1936-95), where Ronald Reagan proposed to Nancy Davis and was

favored by actors and comedians including Jimmy Stewart, Frank Sinatra, Groucho Marx and others.

Mile 17: Ending at Wilshire Boulevard & McCarthy Drive

(Elevation change: +13, from 243 to 256 feet; 3 turns)

C This is one of the highlight miles on the course, running through Beverly Hills. On Burton Way, the

runners will pass the 10-acre Beverly Hills Civic Center, dominated by the Beverly Hills City Hall

(450 North Crescent Drive), opened in 1931 and topped with gold leaf on the very top of the cupola.

C From “Little Santa Monica” – actually South Santa Monica Blvd. – the course turns south on Rodeo

Drive for 0.34 miles, turning west at Wilshire Blvd. The three-block-long stretch on Rodeo cover one

of the world’s most famous shopping streets, with more than 100 shops and boutiques that gained its

fame in the 1970s. Running the L.A. Marathon down Rodeo isn’t a new idea; it was originally

proposed by one of the unsuccessful bidders for the L.A. Marathon franchise in 1985!

C At Wilshire Boulevard is the Beverly Wilshire Hotel (9500 Wilshire), opened in 1928 on the former

site of the Beverly Hills Speedway. It was originally an “apartment hotel” designed for permanent

residents, but later became a hotel and once had Pancho Gonzales as its tennis instructor! The course

continues on Wilshire for 0.48 miles before it turns onto South Santa Monica Boulevard.

Mile 18: Ending at Santa Monica Boulevard & Central Park East

(Elevation change: +24, from 256 to 280 feet; 2 turns)

C Once back on Santa Monica, the course continues for 2.42 of Historic Route 66. Along the way,

runners will pass the I.M. Pei-designed 1989 office building (9830 Wilshire) formerly the home of

the Creative Artists Agency and now home to Sony BMG Music, then the tony Peninsula Hotel

(9882 Santa Monica) and pass the site of the now-closed Friars Club of California (9900 Santa

Monica), founded in 1947 by Milton Berle and others.

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C As the route merges into Santa Monica Boulevard proper, it rejoins Historic Route 66 for 2.42 miles

and exits Beverly Hills for Los Angeles as it passes by Century City. For many years the studio

backlot for Fox, the 180 acres of what is now Century City were sold in 1961 to Alcoa and developer

William Zeckendorf and there has been building activity ever since.

Mile 19 : Ending at Santa Monica Boulevard & Malcolm Avenue

(Elevation change: -49, from 280 feet to 231 feet)

C Continuing on Santa Monica, the course passes the Westfield Shopping Center into West Los

Angeles and then goes by the mammoth Los Angeles Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-

Day Saints (10777 Santa Monica), better known as the Mormon Temple, erected in the 1950s.

Mile 20: Ending at Ohio Avenue just before Sawtelle Boulevard

(Elevation change: +31, from 231 feet to 262 feet; 2 turns)

C Moving west toward the 405 (San Diego Freeway) on Santa Monica, the course turns north on

Sepulveda Boulevard and then takes a left on Ohio Avenue, leading to the U.S. Veterans

Administration grounds.

C The “Bad News Bears Field” is located at the corner of Sepulveda and Ohio, part of the Los Angeles

City Parks & Recreation Department. Although the famous 1976 movie was actually filmed in

Chatsworth, the idea for the film came from Bill Lancaster, son of film great Burt Lancaster, who

played Little League baseball at that field in 1958. The younger Lancaster’s friends asked the City to

re-name the field in his honor after his death in 1997.

Mile 21: Ending inside the Veterans Administration grounds, on Eisenhower Avenue

(Elevation change: +77, from 262 feet to 339 feet; 4 turns)

C As the course turns north on Sawtelle Boulevard, runners begin the last significant hill of the race,

passing through the National Soldier’s Home gates of the U.S. Veterans Administration grounds.

Initially the Veterans Home, founded in 1887, the facility spans 713 acres and is the home to the

Veterans Administration’s Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.

C Runners will cover about 1.25 miles inside the Veterans Administration grounds.

Mile 22: Ending at San Vicente Boulevard & Bundy Drive

(Elevation change: -24, from 339 feet to 315 feet; 2 turns)

C Exiting the Veterans Administration grounds, the route now joins one of the famous running streets

in the western U.S.: San Vicente Boulevard, for 4.03 miles, all the way to Ocean Avenue in Santa

Monica. In this mile, the route runs through the popular Brentwood section of Los Angeles.

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Mile 23: Ending at San Vicente Boulevard just past 26th Street

(Elevation change: +34, from 315 feet to 349 feet)

C The grassy “runner’s median” on San Vicente begins at Gretna Green Way, opposite Brentwood

Country Club and continues all the way to Ocean Avenue. The course enters the City of Santa

Monica at 26th Street.

Mile 24: Ending at San Vicente Boulevard just past 14th Street

(Elevation change: -81, from 349 feet to 268 feet)

Mile 25: Ending at San Vicente Boulevard just before Ocean Avenue

(Elevation change: -103, from 268 feet to 165 feet)

Mile 26: Ending at Ocean Avenue just past Wilshire Boulevard

(Elevation change: -73, from 165 feet to 92 feet; 1 turn)

C Runners will turn south on Ocean and head south for the final 1.2 miles to the finish line, running

parallel to Palisades Park and Santa Monica State Beach, and passing the California Incline

connector from Pacific Coast Highway to Wilshire Boulevard at California Street.

C The Fairmont Miramar at the corner of Wilshire and Ocean started out as a residence in 1880s for

one of the founders of Santa Monica, former Nevada Senator John P. Jones, was later sold to razor

magnate King Gillette and then to hotelier Gilbert Stevenson in 1921 and it has grown from there.

C A statue of Saint Monica, for whom the city is named, is located at Wilshire and Ocean.

Finish: Ending at Ocean Avenue & Santa Monica Boulevard

(Elevation change: -17, from 92 feet to 75 feet)

C The route finish at Santa Monica Boulevard, with the runners continuing to the post-race area two

blocks south near the Santa Monica Pier at Colorado Avenue.

Course highlights by noteworthy streets:

Street Total distance covered Course coverage

Sunset Boulevard 6.18 miles in 3 segments 1.35 miles during miles 2-3

2.16 miles during miles 6-8

2.76 miles during miles 12-15

Hollywood Boulevard 3.22 miles in 1 segment 3.22 miles during miles 9-12

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Street Total distance covered Course coverage

Santa Monica Boulevard 3.58 miles in 3 segments 0.43 miles during mile 15

0.72 miles during mile 17

2.42 miles during miles 18-20

Wilshire Boulevard 0.48 miles in 1 segment 0.48 miles during miles 16-17

Rodeo Drive 0.34 miles in 1 segment 0.34 miles during mile 17

San Vicente Boulevard 4.24 miles in 2 segments 0.42 miles during mile 15

3.82 miles during miles 22-25

Ocean Avenue 1.20 miles in 1 segment 1.20 miles during miles 26 and the finish

The Stadium to the Sea route includes 6.0 miles of Historic Route 66, a major national highway that

spanned 2,451 miles from Santa Monica to Normal, Illinois from 1926-85. The course sections which

are on Route 66 include:

C Sunset Blvd.: 0.76 miles from Elysian Park Ave. to Figueroa Street (Miles 2-3)

C Sunset Blvd.: 1.67 miles from Park Avenue to Manzanita Street (Miles 6-8)

C Santa Monica Blvd.: 0.43 miles from San Vicente Blvd. to Doheny Drive (Mile 15)

C Santa Monica Blvd.: 0.72 miles from Burton Way to Rodeo Drive (Mile 17)

C Santa Monica Blvd.: 2.42 miles from Wilshire Blvd. to Sepulveda Blvd. (Miles 18-20)

(3.58 miles on Santa Monica Blvd. and 2.43 miles on Sunset Blvd.)

Approximate timings of runners at each mile:

Mile Location Lead Women Lead Men Mid-Pack

Start Dodger Stadium near Lot G 7:03 a.m. 7:20 a.m. 7:20 a.m.

1 Dodger Stadium near Lot G 7:08 a.m. 7:25 a.m. 7:30 a.m.

2 Sunset Blvd., just north of Marion Ave. 7:14 a.m. 7:30 a.m. 7:40 a.m.

3 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. & New High Street 7:19 a.m. 7:34 a.m. 7:50 a m.

4 Main Street, just west of Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. 7:25 a.m. 7:40 a.m. 8:00 a.m.

5 Bellevue Ave., jut before Douglas Street 7:30 a.m. 7:45 a.m. 8:10 a.m.

6 Sunset Blvd.. & Alvarado Street 7:36 a.m. 7:50 a.m. 8:20 a.m.

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Mile Location Lead Women Lead Men Mid-Pack

7 Sunset Blvd., just before Micheltorena Street 7:41 a.m. 7:55 a.m. 8:30 a.m.

8 Sunset Blvd., just before Sunset Drive 7:47 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 8:40 a.m.

9 Hollywood Blvd., just beyond Winona Blvd. 7:52 a.m. 8:05 a.m. 8:50 a.m.

10 Hollywood Blvd., & McCadden Place 7:58 a.m. 8:10 a.m. 9:00 a.m.

11 Sunset Blvd. & Vista Street 8:03 a.m. 8:15 a.m. 9:10 a.m.

12 Sunset Blvd. & Genesee Ave. 8:09 a.m. 8:20 a.m. 9:20 a.m.

13 Sunset Blvd, just before Roxbury Street 8:14 a.m. 8:25 a.m. 9:30 a.m.

14 Sunset Blvd., past Horn Ave. 8:20 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9:40 a.m.

15 Doheny Drive, just past Rangely Ave. 8:26 a.m. 8:35 a.m. 9:50 a.m.

16 Burton Way between Alpine & Rexford Drives 8:31 a.m. 8:40 a.m. 10:00 a.m.

17 Wilshire Blvd. & McCarthy Drive 8:37 a.m. 8:45 a.m. 10:10 a.m.

18 Santa Monica Blvd., just past Century Park East 8:42 a.m. 8:50 a.m. 10:20 a.m.

19 Santa Monica Blvd., just before Malcolm Ave. 8:48 a.m. 8:55 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

20 Ohio Ave., just before Sawtelle Blvd. 8:53 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:40 a.m.

21 Eisenhower Ave. just before Wadsworth Theatre 8:59 a.m. 9:05 a.m. 10:50 a.m.

22 Santa Vicente Blvd., just past Bundy Drive 9:04 a.m. 9:10 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

23 San Vicente Blvd. & 26th Street 9:10 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 11:10 a.m.

24 San Vicente Blvd., just past 14th Street 9:16 a.m. 9:20 a.m. 11:20 a.m.

25 San Vicente Blvd., just before Ocean Ave. 9:21 a.m. 9:25 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

26 Ocean Ave., just past Wilshire Blvd. 9:27 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 11:40 a.m.

Finish Ocean Ave. & Santa Monica Blvd. 9:28 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 11:41 a.m.

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< Course traffic closures:

The streets on which the Marathon will be run will be closed in order to create a safe and efficient

environment for the runners. Following is a simplified version of the closures planned:

Mile Streets

Re-open

Time Mile Streets

All streets will close between 5 a.m. and 6 p.m. on March 21

Re-open

Time

2 Sunset Bl. & Marion Ave. 8:15 a.m. 15 Doheny Dr. & Rangely Ave. 11:00 a.m.

3 Cesar Chavez & New High St. 8:30 a.m. 16 Burton Way b/w Alpine/Rexford 11:15 a.m.

4 Grand Ave. at the Music Center 8:45 a.m. 17 Wilshire Bl. & McCarty Dr. 11:30 a.m.

5 Bellevue Ave. & Douglas St. 9:00 a.m. 18 Santa Monica Bl. & Century

Park West

11:30 a.m.

6 Sunset Bl.. & Alvarado St. 9:15 a.m. 19 Santa Monica Bl. & Malcolm Av 12:00 p.m.

7 Sunset Bl. & Micheltorena St. 9:20 a.m. 20 Ohio Ave. & Sawtelle Bl. 12:10 p.m.

8 Sunset Bl. & Sunset Dr. 9:30 a.m. 21 Eisenhower Bl. near the

Wadsworth Theatre

12:20 p.m.

9 Hollywood Bl. & Winona Bl. 9:40 a.m. 22 San Vicente Bl. & Bundy Dr. 12:30 p.m.

10 Hollywood Bl. & Bronson Ave. 9:50 a.m. 23 San Vicente Bl. & 26th St. 12:45 p.m.

11 Hollywood Bl. & McCadden Pl. 10:00 a.m. 24 San Vicente Bl. & 14th St. 1:00 p.m.

12 Sunset Bl. & Vista St. 10:15 a.m. 25 San Vicente Bl. & Ocean Ave. 1:15 p.m.

13 Sunset Bl. & Roxbury St. 10:25 a.m. 26 Ocean Ave. & Wilshire Bl. 1:25 p.m.

14 Sunset Bl. & Horn Ave. 10:45 a.m. Fnsh Ocean Ave. & Santa Monica Bl. 5:00 p.m.

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2.02 THE COMPETITORS

A highly-competitive race is expected from a compact field of 38 elite runners (as of March 12), with 24

men and 14 women set to race the 26.2-mile course. Defending champion and race-record holder

Wesley Korir of Kenya is in the field and Kenyan men have won this race for 11 straight years. Russian

women have dominated as well, winning five straight times and seven of the last nine.

The 2010 Honda LAMarathon elite fields as of March 12, which are subject to change:

No. Name Hometown Age Birthdate Best Race Affiliation

= Men = (24) * = half-marathon time

1 Korir, Wesley KEN Louisville, KY 27 15 Nov 82 2:08:24 Los Angeles ‘09 Nike

2 Limo, Richard KEN Cheptiget 29 18 Nov 80 2:06:45 Amsterdam ‘07 Adidas

3 Jufar, Tariku ETH Addis Ababa 25 18 Jul 84 2:08:10 Hamburg ‘08 Nike

4 Kipkemboi, Laban KEN Eldoret 32 30 Dec 77 2:08:38 Seoul ‘07 Saucony

5 Tarus, David KEN Iten 32 01 Jan 78 2:09:24 Eindhoven ‘09 Adidas

6 Matebor, Albert KEN Eldoret 29 20 Dec 80 2:09:33 Frankfurt ‘07 Unattached

8 Kiplitan, Thomas KEN Eldoret 26 15 Jun 83 2:10:05 Rotterdam ‘06 Saucony

9 Samoei, Paul KEN Burnt Forest 26 27 Jan 84 2:10:09 Venice ‘09 Adidas

10 Adilo, Kasine ETH Addis Ababa 31 25 Jan 79 2:10:20 Toronto ‘07 Nike

12 El Boumlili, Khalid MAR Sidi Kassem 31 10 Apr 78 2:10:35 Boston ‘08 Nike

13 Kibet, Sammy KEN Iten 28 01 Jan 82 2:11:08 Marrakech ‘09 Unattached

15 Chemitei, Thomas KEN Kapngetuny 31 22 May 78 2:09:21 Eindhoven ‘05 Unattached

16 Nekatibebe, Tekesete ETH Addis Ababa 30 03 Jan 80 2:12:00 Enschede ‘08 Nike

17 Kipyego, Sylvester KEN Iten 28 01 Jan 82 2:13:27 Reims ‘09 Nike

18 Fagan, Martin IRE Flagstaff, AZ 26 26 Jun 83 2:14:06 Dubai ‘08 Reebok

19 Koech, Gilbert KEN Iten 29 01 Sep 80 2:14:39 San Antonio ‘09 Unattached

20 Chirlee, Joseph KEN Atlanta, GA 29 01 Jan 81 2:15:55 Houston ‘08 MarathonGuide.com

21 Batres, Mark USA Rowland Heights, CA 25 11 Sep 84 2:19:07 Las Vegas ‘07 Unattached

22 Carballo, Carlos USA Thousand Palms, CA 27 06 Sep 82 2:19:12 Los Angeles ‘06 Unattached

23 Patananan, Justin USA Palmdale, CA 29 17 May 80 2:20:19 Chicago ‘06 Nike Team Run LA

24 Livingston, Brian USA Los Angeles, CA 32 16 Feb 78 2:25:52 Gold Coast ‘06 Nike Team Run LA

25 Ondara, Macdonald KEN Iten 25 08 Dec 84 1:01:11* San Jose ‘07 AmeriKenyan

Running Club

26 Middleton, Andrew USA Flagstaff, AZ 26 05 Feb 84 1:04:48* Austin ‘09 Adidas

27 Kimani, James KEN Nairobi 30 04 Jun 79 46:42 Kosa 10M ‘01 Unattached

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No. Name Hometown Age Birthdate Best Race Affiliation

= Women = (14)

51 Kasim, Ashu ETH Addis Ababa 25 20 Oct 84 2:25:49 Paris '09 Unattached

52 Skvortsova, Silvia RUS Cheboksary 35 16 Nov 74 2:26:24 Berlin '09 Nike

53 Naser, Teyba ETH Albuquerque, NM 23 23 Jul 86 2:30:39 Phoenix '10 Adidas

54 Abera, Alemitu ETH Addis Ababa 24 01 Jan 86 2:31:01 Houston '10 Nike

55 Higgins, Paige USA Flagstaff, AZ 27 12 Jul 82 2:33:06 Chicago '08 Adidas

56 Kireeva. Elza RUS Ufa 31 26 Mar 79 2:33:13 Zurich '09 Unattached

57 Duclos. Kim USA Worcester, MA 27 16 Apr 82 2:38:21 Huntsville '09 Brooks

58 Smith, Cheryl USA Newport Beach, CA 29 08 Sep 80 2:38:38 Orange Co. '08 Nike Run LA

59 Fernandez. Yolanda COL Bogata 28 17 Jun 81 2:39:21 Rotterdam ‘08 Atleta Con Porvenir

60 Jefferson, Carol USA Schwenksville, PA 24 19 Jun 85 2:41:15 Chicago '09 Unattached

61 Chepkorir, Caroline KEN Kericho 22 28 May 87 2:41:48 Baltimore '08 Unattached

62 Somers Smith, Linda USA San Luis Obispo, CA 48 07 May 61 2:30:06 Columbia '96 Unattached

63 Kiplagat, Edna KEN Iten 30 15 Sep 79 2:50:20 Las Vegas '05 Unattached

64 Mallon, Julia USA Santa Monica, CA 31 07 Nov 78 2:46:17 Chicago '03 NYAC

Thumbnail biographies of these athletes follow:

MEN

KASINE ADILO (Ethiopia)

31 years old from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

/also known as Kasime Adilo ROBA/ Has five

top-three finishes in nine career marathons . . .

claimed his lifetime best with a third-place

finish at 2:10:20 at the Scotiabank Toronto

Marathon in 2007 on September 30 . . . has

three career marathon wins:

2005: 2:12:02 Reims (debut)

2008: 2:11:16 Istanbul Eurasia

2009: 2:12:14 Istanbul Eurasia

Adilo has run seven marathons in the past three

years, finishing first twice, second once, third

once and fifth once, at the 2008 Boston

Marathon (2:12:24), with one 12th and one in

which he didn’t finish . . . in his career, he’s

been in the top seven finishers in seven of race

marathons (77.8%).

Best: 2:10:20 Toronto ‘07

2009: dnf Chevron Houston

2:12:14 Istanbul Eurasia (1st)

MARK BATRES (USA)

25 years old from Rowland Heights, California

Back for his third consecutive Los Angeles

Marathon, after finishing 12th in 2008 (2:20:18)

and 15th in 2009 (2:30:33) . . . owns a lifetime

best of 2:19:07 from his third-place finish in the

2007 Las Vegas Marathon . . . so far in 2010, he

finished 19th at the Aramco Half-Marathon in

Houston in 1:05:51 on January 17, which was

also the U.S. national half-marathon champ-

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ionship race for 2010 . . . has a half-marathon

lifetime best of 1:05:44 from his win at the 2009

Santa Barbara Wine Country Half last May . . .

set a lifetime best of 29:25.30 in the 10,000 m

on the track for second in the Mt. SAC Relays

10,000 m “B” race in April 2009 . . . he earned

All-American honors three times in the NCAA

Division II cross-country championships and

twice on the track: in the 10,000 m in 2004 (5th)

and in the 3,000 m steeplechase (5th) in 2007.

Best: 2:19:07 Las Vegas ‘07

2009: 2:30:20 Surf City (2nd)

2:30:33 Los Angeles (15th)

2:31:30 Rock ‘n Roll

Seattle (8th)

CARLOS CARBALLO (USA)

27 years old from Thousand Oaks, California

Originally from El Salvador, Carballo broke

through at the 2006 City of Los Angeles

Marathon, running 2:19:12 (the top American

finisher) and qualifying for the U.S. Olympic

Trials race in New York the following

November . . . did not finish at the Trials . . .

also finished 27th at the ING New York

Marathon in November 2006 in 2:24:23 . . .

jogged through the 2007 L.A. Marathon in

6:09:24 . . . has been a strong half-marathoner,

with wins at the Orange County Half in 2006

(1:07:27), the Palm Springs Half in February

2007 (1:07:58), the Disneyland Half in

September 2007 in 1:10:07 and most recently,

the Palm Springs Half on February 14 of this

year in 1:08:11 . . . a Southern California

product, he attended Cathedral City High

School and then walked onto the track and

cross-country teams at the University of

California, where he majored in mathematics ...

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earned Academic All-Pac-10 honors in both

cross-country and track in the 2002-03

academic year . . . continued on to graduate

school at USC.

Best: 2:19:12 Los Angeles ‘06

2009: no marathons recorded

THOMAS CHEMITEI (Kenya)

31 years old from Kapngetuny, Kenya

Has 12 marathons to his credit and has finished

in the top 10 in 11 of them (91.7%) . . . debuted

in 2003 at 2:10:26 in the ING Amsterdam

Marathon (8th) . . . recorded his best mark of

2:09:01 in finishing sixth in the 2005 Eindhoven

Marathon . . . has no marathon wins, but has

been in the top three three times: second in the

Olympic Hamburg Marathon in 2004 (2:11:27),

third in the Ford Koln Marathon, also in 2004

(2:10:32) and third in the Koln race in 2008

(2:11:20) . . . has run under 2:10 once and under

2:11 three times . . . has not run a marathon in

the U.S. to date, so Los Angeles will be his first.

Best: 2:09:01 Eindhoven ‘05

2009: 2:16:31 Torino (6th)

2:12:40 Koln (6th)

JOSEPH CHIRLEE (Kenya)

29 years old from Atlanta, Georgia

Is originally from Eldoret, Kenya, but moved to

Atlanta to race on the American circuit

beginning in 2006 . . . moved up to the

marathon from the half in 2006 after seeing his

countrymen run in the New York City Marathon

. . . won in his debut in Huntsville, Alabama in

2:23:32 . . . won his second marathon as well,

the first-time ING Georgia Marathon in March

of 2007 . . . followed that up with his best-ever

mark of 2:12:10 to finish fourth in the Rock ‘n

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Roll San Diego Marathon in June and ended his

2007 season with a 16th-place finish at New

York (2:23:01) . . . hasn’t been as consistently

good since that season . . . scored his third

career marathon win in Salt Lake City in 2008

(2:18:16 at altitude) . . . in nine career

marathons, he’s finished them all and been in

the top five all but once (New York ‘07) . . . has

been fourth both times he has run marathons in

California (San Diego ‘07 and Sacramento ‘08)

. . . is no stranger to Southern California, having

won the Surf City Half-Marathon in Huntington

Beach last year in 1:04:31.

Best: 2:12:10 San Diego ‘07

2009: 2:20:28 Snickers Georgia (2nd)

2:18:03 Under Armour

Baltimore (4th)

KHALID EL BOUMLILI (Morocco)

31 years old from Sidi Kassem, Morocco.

Has been a solid roads performer since 2003,

but made his biggest splash with a third-place

finish in the 2008 Boston Marathon in a lifetime

best of 2:10:35 (avg. 4:59 per mile) . . . if he

finishes, he’s always near the top . . . he’s

credited with 14 marathons and has been in the

top six in all nine that he has finished, but has

had five DNFs, including Los Angeles in 2009,

where he dropped out after 16 miles due to

hamstring problems . . . recovered just six days

later to notch a victory at the Rock ‘n Roll

Marathon in San Diego (2:11:16), breaking

away from the pack at the seven-mile mark to

win the $25,000 first prize . . . he now has three

career wins to his credit:

2004: 2:10:49 Marrakech (debut)

2006: 2:13:01 Casablanca

2009: 2:11:16 Rock ‘n Roll San Diego

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El Boumlili represented Morocco in two

marathons, the 2004 Olympic race in Athens

and the 2007 IAAF World Championships

marathon, but did not finish either . . . opened

his 2010 season with a fifth-place finish at the

Marrakech Marathon on January 31 in 2:11:56 .

. . has a road best of 28:10 for the 10K (2006)

and 1:01:12 for the half-marathon (2003) . . .

started out as a cyclist, but switched to running .

. . was born in Meknes, Morocco and still trains

there.

Best: 2:10:35 Boston ‘08

2009: dnf Los Angeles

2:11:16 Rock ‘n Roll San Diego

(1st)

MARTIN FAGAN (Ireland)

26 years old from Flagstaff, Arizona

Originally from Mullingar, Ireland, he’s a 2008

Irish Olympian in the marathon, but did not

finish due to a hamstring injury that felled him

near the 40 km mark . . . earned his spot on the

team with a 13th-place finish at the Standard

Chartered Dubai Marathon in January 2008,

running 2:14:06 . . . has also represented Ireland

in the European Junior Championships (5,000 m

and 10,000 m in 2005), in the European

Championships 10,000 m in 2006 (11th in

28:54.04) and in four European Cross-Country

Championships in 2005, 2007 (finished

seventh), 2008 and 2009 . . . was set to run the

2009 ING New York Marathon, but had to

withdraw with an Achilles tendon injury . . . has

been an ace half-marathoner, finish in the top

six in six of the seven half-marathons he’s

entered between 2007-10 . . . won twice in

2009, at the 3M Half-Marathon in Austin in

January (1:01:05) and the BAA Half-Marathon

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in Boston in October (1:02:21) . . . set an Irish

record of 1:00:57 in finishing fifth in the Fortis

Half in The Hague in March 2009 . . . opened

his 2010 season with a fourth-place finish

(1:02:11) in the Rock ‘n Roll Half-Marathon in

New Orleans on February 28 . . . has shown

good speed with track bests of 3:41.89 in the

1,500 m (2006), 4:04.30 in the mile, (2007),

13:39.62 in the 5,000 m (2006) and 27:58.48 in

the 10,000 m in the Brutus Hamilton

Invitational at Berkeley on April 24 (eighth

place) . . . was Irish national champion in the

10,000 m in 2008 (29:16.53) and in the 5,000 m

in 2005 (14:11.33) and 2007 (13:56.13) . . . was

an All-American at Providence College, placing

16th in the 2005 cross-country championships,

second in the 2006 NCAA 10,000 m and sixth

in the NCAA Indoor 3,000 m in 2007 . . . lives

now in Flagstaff, Arizona (elevation 6,910 feet)

and trains with coach Greg McMillan.

Best: 2:14:06 Dubai ‘08

2009: no marathons recorded

TARIKU JUFAR (Ethiopia)

25 years old from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Finished second in the 2009 Los Angeles

Marathon, clocking 2:09:32, giving up the lead

only in the final two miles of the race . . . won

$32,500 last year, with $12,500 for place and a

time bonus of $20,000 . . . has a lifetime best of

2:08:10 in finishing third in the Hamburg

Marathon on April 27, 2008 . . . broke through

to world-class marathon status in 2007, running

third in the Istanbul Marathon in a lifetime-best

2:11:05 and third in the Mumbai Marathon

(2:12:50) . . . is credited with eight career

marathons and has finished second or third five

times (62.5%) . . . finished second in the

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Standard Chartered Marathon in Mumbai, India

in 2008 (2:12:28) and third in the 2007 Mumbai

race, 2007 Eurasia Marathon in Istanbul and

2008 Conergy Hamburg Marathon, where he set

his lifetime best . . . has been a road runner

during his career, with no significant track

results . . . represented Ethiopia in the World

Half Marathon Championships as just an 18year-old

back in 2003 and finished 17th . . . has

a half-marathon best of 1:01:28 from the World

Road-Running Championships (18th place) in

2007.

Best: 2:08:10 Hamburg ‘08

2009: 2:09:32 Los Angeles (2nd)

SAMMY KIBET (Kenya)

28 years old from Iten, Kenya

/also known as Sammy ROTICH/ Veteran

marathoner who has won most of his running in

Europe and North Africa . . . debuted in 2005 by

winning the Piacenza (Italy) Marathon in

2:17:56 . . . has four marathon wins to his credit:

2005: 2:17:56 Piacenza

2006: 2:12:05 Enschede

2006: 2:14:39 Rochat-Moser Lausanne

2008: 2:17:24 Unicef Piacenza

He’s also had six other top-three finishers, so

he’s been on the podium for 10 of his 16 career

marathons (62.5%) . . . in fact, he’s never

finished lower than ninth in any of his marathon

races! . . . ran an amazing six marathons in

2009: three between January 25 and April 26

and three more between August 29 and October

25 . . . has no posted results for 2010 as yet.

Best: 2:11:08 Marrakech ‘09

2009: 2:11:08 Marrakech (3rd)

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2:15:38 Sevilla (6th)

2:11:47 Enschede (2nd)

2:21:28 Tangamanga (4th)

2:24:11 Leon (5th)

2:13:36 Casablanca (2nd)

JAMES KIMANI (Kenya)

36 years old from Nairobi, Kenya

Will make his marathon debut in Los Angeles . .

. really hasn’t been active since 2003 . . . Has a

half-marathon best of 1:03:28 from 2000 . . . has

a track 10,000 m best of 28:28.26 from 2002 . . .

all of his top recorded performances have been

in Japan.

Best: no marathons recorded

LABAN KIPKEMBOI (Kenya)

32 years old from Eldoret, Kenya

Returns for his third Los Angeles Marathon,

having made the podium every time . . . he

finished third in 2005 (2:10:51), second in 2006

(2:10:08) and third last year (2:10:29) . . . was

in the 2009 race until tiring at about 21 miles . .

. won $25,000 for third, however, with a

$10,000 prize for place and a $15,000 time

bonus . . . his lifetime best is from 2007, when

he finished third in the Seoul International

Marathon in 2:08:38 (avg. 4:55 per mile) . . . .

has been a world-class marathoner since 2002

when he ripped off a 2:08:39 race for third in

the New York City Marathon . . . has run under

2:10:00 four times:

2:08:38 Seoul ‘07 (3rd)

2:08:39 New York ‘02 (3rd)

2:09:22 Chicago ‘05 (6th)

2:09:46 Hamburg ‘08 (6th)

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plus his three 2:10 races in Los Angeles and a

2:10:40 last year in Frankfurt, for eight

marathons at 2:10:51 or faster . . . competed in

the marathon for Kenya in the 2007 World

Track & Field Championships in Osaka, Japan,

but did not finish . . . according to

Tilastopaja.org, he has run 13 marathons and

finished 11 (both DNFs in 2007) . . . his first six

marathons were all in the U.S. – New York ‘02,

Boston & New York ‘03, Los Angeles &

Chicago ‘05, Los Angeles ‘06 – but his 2009

L.A. race was his first in the U.S. since 2006 . . .

has pretty good speed for a marathoner, having

run 3:46.34 for 1,500 meters on the track in

1998 . . . he trains in Iten, Kenya and in

Boulder, Colorado.

Best: 2:08:38 Seoul ‘07

2009: 2:10:29 Los Angeles (3rd)

2:10:40 Commerzbank

Frankfurt (8th)

THOMAS KIPLITAN (Kenya)

26 years old from Eldoret, Kenya

/also known as Thomas KIPLITANY/A former

world-class steeplechaser who ran brilliantly in

his inaugural marathon campaign, but has been

out of competition since . . . as an 18-year-old,

he ran 8:12.91 in the steeple in 2002 and has

four career marks under 8:19 . . . has also run

27:32.30 in the 10,000 m at the Stanford

Invitational in 2004 . . . represented Kenya in

two World Cross-Country Championships,

finishing fourth in the 2002 Junior

Championships race and fifth in the 2003 Senior

Short-Course race (4.0 km) . . . turned to the

marathon in 2006, debuting in a terrific 2:10:05

for eighth in Rotterdam . . . told Runner’s World

that “I have run fast times on the track, but I

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think I can be a better marathoner” . . . of his

run in Rotterdam, he said, “when I finished, I

was happy, but also knew I could run a lot

faster. I could improve” . . . also ran the LaSalle

Chicago Marathon that year, finishing in

2:13:43 for 11th place . . . hasn’t been heard

from since . . . will he be the surprise of 2010?

Best: 2:10:06 Rotterdam ‘06

2009: no marathons recorded

SYLVESTER KIPYEGO (Kenya)

28 years old from Kenya

/also known as Sylvester Kipyego CHEBII/

Credited with six marathons and has two wins

and four podium finishes . . . debuted with a win

in 2007 at the Seville Marathon in 2:15:16 . . .

also won at the Country Music Marathon in

Nashville in 2008 . . . has only finished lower

than fifth once, at the Eurasia Istanbul Marathon

in 2007 (16th) . . . set his lifetime best of

2:12:00 in finishing third in the 2007 Rock ‘n

Roll Marathon in San Diego . . . has a halfmarathon

best of 1:02:58 from 2006.

Best: 2:12:00 San Diego ‘07

2009: 2:14:25 Belgrade (2nd)

2:13:27 Reims (5th)

GILBERT KOECH (Kenya)

29 years old from Iten, Kenya

Has six marathons to his credit and has

improved steadily . . . debuted with a win on a

downhill course at Las Vegas in 2005 (2:13:45),

but ran a statistically-acceptable at 2:19:51 later

that year, then improved to 2:19:09 in 2008 and

to 2:14:39 in winning the Rock ‘n Roll San

Antonio on November 15 last year . . . in his six

marathons, he’s finished lower than eighth only

once . . . has good speed, having run 10,000 m

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on the track in 27:55.30 in 2004 and in 27:32 on

the roads in 2001 . . . has been primarily a road

runner for most of his career . . . is married to

Kenyan runner Edna Kiplagat, who will make

her marathon debut in Los Angeles.

Best: 2:14:39 San Antonio ‘09

2009: 2:14:39 Rock ‘n Roll San

Antonio (1st)

WESLEY KORIR (Kenya)

27 years old from Louisville, Kentucky

Stormed to a record-setting win in the 2009 Los

Angeles Marathon, improving his lifetime best

by more than five minutes and setting a course

record of 2:08:24 . . . won a stunning total of

$160,000 in cash with the winner’s prize of

$20,000, a time bonus of $40,000 and $100,000

from winning the men vs. women Challenge,

plus a 2009 Honda Accord EX-L ($188,705

total) . . . told reporters after the race:

Yes, I know I’m in a much higher tax bracket

Studying the race, I just wanted to run a

personal best, I thought my chances to

win were zero. Starting the race I just

planned to stay with these guys who have

run faster than me.

In a recent interview, Korir remembered the

race this way:

I think when the race became three of us –

me, Laban [Kipkemboi] and the guy from

Ethiopia [Tariku Jufar], and at that

moment, the best I thought I was going to

be was third. I was happy; I was like, ‘if I

finish third, I will be happy.’ But when

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Laban dropped off, he told me, “I’m done.

You can do this, don’t let him go. I

realized that not only was I running for

myself, but I realized that it’s Kenya vs.

Ethiopia and I felt like I had this huge

responsibility of representing not only

myself but my country. In that moment, I

realized that I have to push now.

Marathon is pretty much a mind game.

You run, then you look at each other. I

was playing with his mind and I saw,

‘OK.’ He surged and then he came back,

then he surged and he came back and then

I looked at him, and he was like ‘why are

you still here,’ because with so many

surges like that, he expects you to drop

off. I looked at him, he looked at me with

his eyes that ‘I can’t believe you’re still

here.’ And I knew that he was scared and

he was hurting, so I just took off.

Korir followed up his Los Angeles win with a

solid 6th at the Bank of America Chicago

Marathon in 2:10:38 . . . attended and graduated

from the University of Louisville (B.S.) in 2008

and still resides in Louisville . . . earned All-

American honors with a third-place finish in the

2007 NCAA 5,000 meters in Sacramento,

California (lifetime best of 13:40.47 in that

race) . . . is still coached by Ron Mann, his

Louisville mentor . . . since finishing at

Louisville, he’s turned his attention to the roads,

and with success . . . turned heads with his

marathon debut of 2:13:53 (avg. 5:06 per mile)

for fourth in the 2008 Chicago Marathon . . . has

been a terror in the half-marathon, winning four

straight in 2008-09-10, including two in

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Louisville and the important Carlsbad Half-

Marathon in 1:02:45 in January 2009 (a lifetime

best) and 1:04:04 on January 24 this year . . .

says his personal pre-competition superstition is

eating at a Subway restaurant . . . had a unique

incident there the day before his L.A. win in

2009:

When I was in college, I started a ritual of

going to Subway and getting a tuna

sandwich – I get the 6-inch, I can’t eat the

foot-long. I did the same for this race . . .

I got two and I gave one to a homeless

lady; I thought she needed it more than I

did.

Korir has permanent residency status in the U.S.

and looks forward to being a U.S. citizen in the

future (but not in time for the 2012 Olympic

Games) . . . lives and works in Louisville:

I work for the university as a maintenance

guy. I fix stuff. I fix everything. I can fix

electric wiring; right now, we are

changing the light fixtures, we are

installing new fans, so that’s what I do, I

check the wiring for that. I do air

conditioners, when the air conditioners

break. Louisville is cold, so we need heat.

Pretty much everything.

I work full-time and I train full-time. It’s a

marathon by itself, but it makes me

become a strong person. I want to prove to

myself that I can do it. After I come back

from work, I know I’ve done 40 hours, 8

hours a day and then I go out and run. It’s

good because my boss is really flexible

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with me; he lets me work on the

weekends, and work until 3 o’clock, and

at 3, I go running. So I still have time to

run and I still have time to work.

He expects the new L.A. course to be a good

one, saying “This is going to be a very fast

course. 2:07, or 2:06, I won’t be surprised. The

thing about it, if you can overcome these 3-4

miles in the beginning and if you can get

yourself here strong, all of this is a piece of

cake. People are going to be rolling.” . . . notes

that the best advice he ever received in his

athletic career was “discipline is the cornerstone

of success.”

Best: 2:08:24 Los Angeles ‘09

2009: 2:08:24 Los Angeles (1st)

2:10:38 Bank of America

Chicago (6th)

RICHARD LIMO (Kenya)

29 years old from Cheptiget, Kenya

The 2001 World Champion at 5,000 meters and

a Kenyan Olympian in the 2000 Games in

Sydney . . . was a devastating track racer from

1998-2003, with a best of 12:56.72 for the 5,000

m . . . represented Kenya in the 2000 Olympic

Games, finishing 10th in the 5,000, the won the

world title the next year in Edmonton (13:00.77)

and finished seventh in the 2003 Worlds in Paris

(13:01.13) . . . has run over 13 minutes a total of

seven times . . . has an excellent 10,000 m track

best of 26:50.20 from 2002 and has run under

28 minutes four times in all . . . was on Kenyan

World Championship cross-country teams from

1998-2004 with best finishes of fourth in 2003

and 2003 . . . turned to the longer distances in

2006 . . . in his marathon career, is credited with

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six races and has been in the top ten in five

(83.3%) . . . did not finish in his first race, in

Rome in March, 2007, but came back six

months later with a sensational 2:06:45 for

second in Amsterdam in October . . . also has

two other sub-2:10 efforts, both in 2:08:32 for

fourth in Rotterdam in 2008 and fifth at Chicago

last year . . . didn’t start running until 1997

when he joined a training camp near his home

village of Cheptiget, but within a year was on

the Kenyan World Junior Championships crosscountry

team and won a bronze medal in the

1998 Commonwealth Games 5,000 m . . . is not

related to fellow Kenyan distance aces

Benjamin or Felix Limo.

Best: 2:06:45 Amsterdam ‘07

2009: 2:10:09 Fortis Rotterdam (9th)

2:08:43 Bank of America

Chicago (5th)

BRIAN LIVINGSTON (USA)

32 years old from Los Angeles, California

Smashed his personal marathon best by more

than four minutes in the 2009 Los Angeles

Marathon, running 2:21:35 . . . his old best was

2:25:54 from his ninth-place finish at the 2006

Gold Coast Airport Marathon in Southport,

Queensland, Australia (near Brisbane) . . . he’s

been a steady and winning roadrunner, but

mostly at shorter distances . . . he’s stayed busy,

running all sorts of road races in the Southern

California area . . . over the past six months,

he’s finished second at the International City

Bank Long Beach Half-Marathon in 1:06:40

(October 11), won the Santa Monica Gobble

Wobble 10k (32:12) on November 28 and won

the Los Angeles 13.1 Marathon finishing in

Santa Monica on January 10 (1:09:18) . . . set a

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lifetime best on the track for 10,000 meters of

29:21.35 in last year’s Mt. SAC Relays . . . also

has a lifetime best of 14:34.11 for 5,000 m, also

set at the Mt. SAC Relays, in 2008.

Best: 2:21:35 Los Angeles ‘09

2009: 2:21:35 Los Angeles (12th)

ALBERT MATEBOR (Kenya)

29 years old from Eldoret, Kenya

Has been a steady marathon performer since

2005 . . . debuted with a third-place finish in the

Safaricom Lewa Marathon in Nairobi in 2005,

in 2:23:01 . . . he’s gotten a lot faster, with a

best of 2:09:33 from his fifth-place finish in the

Kleinwort Frankfurt Marathon in October 2007 .

. . has one marathon win, at the Safaricom Lewa

Marathon in 2006 . . . has two other top-three

marathon finishes (four total), with third in the

2006 Enschede Marathon and second in the

2007 Lewa Marathon (held, by the way, inside a

wildlife conservancy) . . . has always placed

well; in fact, he’s been in the top ten in all 12 of

his marathon starts . . . has only one race

credited to him for 2010, a 36:44.6 crosscountry

race (12 km) in Nairobi, where he

finished 22nd on February 20.

Best: 2:09:33 Frankfurt ‘07

2009: 2:11:33 Rome (10th)

2:12:17 Kohn (5th)

ANDREW MIDDLETON (USA)

26 years old from Flagstaff, Arizona

Will make his marathon debut in Los Angeles,

under the direction of coach Greg McMillan . . .

set a lifetime best of 1:04:48 in the halfmarathon

earlier this year with a fourth-place

finish at the 3M Half-Marathon in Austin, Texas

on January 24 . . . won the Sedona Half-

Marathon in a new course record of 1:10:49 on

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February 6, his last race prior to coming to Los

Angeles . . . trains in Flagstaff (elevation: 6,910

feet) as a member of the McMillan Elite team . .

. suffered from scar tissue build-up in both legs

for more than six months in 2009, but returned

with a win in his first half-marathon, in Tucson

in 1:05:33 last Dec. 13 . . . was an All-American

cross-country runner at the University of Texas,

finishing 30th in the 2004 NCAA Cross Country

Championships as a sophomore . . . was All-Big

XII in the 10,000 m on the track, finishing

second in the 2007 conference meet . . . set his

10,000 m personal best of 28:54.87 on the track

at the Stanford Invitational earlier that spring . .

. also placed fifth in the conference indoor 5,000

m race earlier that year . . . despite growing up

in College Station, Texas (home of Texas

A&M), he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts

degree in Government from Texas in 2007.

Best: no marathons recorded.

TEKESETE NEKATIBEBE (Ethiopia)

30 years old from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Had an off year in 2009 . . . in the prior three

years, he’d run a total of four marathons and

never finished lower than seventh, with thirdplace

finishes at the 2007 ING Marathon at

Enschede (2:14:17) and at the same race in 2008

(personal best 2:12:00) . . . last year, he ran

three marathons, but only managed a best of

ninth in the Maritimes race at Cannes in a

season-best 2:15:22 . . . has a half-marathon best

of 1:02:12 from 2008.

Best: 2:12:00 Enschede ‘08

2009: 2:15:43 Paris (21st)

2:20:32 Rock ‘n Roll San Diego

(12th)

2:15:22 Maritimes Cannes (9th)

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MACDONALD ONDARA (Kenya)

25 years old from Iten, Kenya

Has a long history of success at the halfmarathon

distance, but no marathons as yet . .

.has been credited with 23 half-marathons,

beginning in 2005, with 12 top-three finishes

and five wins . . . has a best of 1:01:11 to win

the 2007 Rock ‘n Roll San Jose Half . . . that

was the first of three straight half-marathons

wins, followed by races in Chihuahua, Mexico

and Monterey, California . . . also won two halfmarathons

in 2009, with fifth-place and eighthplace

finishes in his other two half-marathons

last year . . . has run the half under 62 minutes

five times . . . has run twice in 2010, winning

the All-American 10k in Edinburg, Texas on

February 6 (28:59) and finishing fifth in the

Rock ‘n Roll New Orleans Half on February 28

(1:02:26).

Best: no marathons recorded

JUSTIN PATANANAN (USA)

29 years old from Palmdale, California

Has moved from the steeplechase at UCLA to

much longer distances . . . debuted with a

startling 2:20:19 in Chicago in 2006 and

qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials race for

the 2008 Olympic Games, held in New York on

November 3 . . . finished 101st in 2:38:36 . . .

ran only one marathon in 2009, in Chicago and

finished 515th in 3:24:31 . . . has been speedier

of late, clocking 1:11:36 for fourth at the

Healdsburg Wine Country Half-Marathon on

October 31 last year and recently finished 21st

at the Aramco Houston Half in 1:08:44 . . . has a

half-marathon best of 1:06:34 from 2006 . . . at

UCLA, had a lifetime best in the steeple of

8:59.45 to win the UCLA-USC dual meet at

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Drake Stadium as a junior in 2002.

Best: 2:20:19 Chicago ‘06

2009: 3:24:31 Bank of America

Chicago (515th)

PAUL SAMOEI (Kenya)

26 years old from Burnt Forest, Kenya

A real newcomer to the marathon, Samoei ran

two races in Italy last year and made the podium

in both . . . debuted at 2:11:37 in Turin on April

19, then improved to 2:10:09 in Venice on

October 25 . . . beat 2006 Los Angeles

Marathon champ (and race-record setter)

Benson Cherono (Kenya) by 10 seconds in that

race . . . Samoei ran with leader John Komen

(Kenya) for 35 km, but then Komen took over ...

Samoei also has a best of 1:04:04 in the halfmarathon,

from 2009.

Best: 2:10:09 Venice ‘09

2009: 2:11:37 Torino (3rd)

2:10:09 Venezia (2nd)

DAVID TARUS (Kenya)

32 years old from Iten, Kenya

/also known as David Tarus KIPTUI/ Is an upand-coming

marathoner who has popped up

only in the past couple of years . . . has four

marathons credited to him, beginning only in

2008 . . . he apparently debuted in Rome in

2008 with a 2:11:18 run for sixth place . . .

followed that up with a 2:12:13 for fourth in

Toronto . . . ran twice in 2009, finishing second

in the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon in

January (2:12:02), then broke through the 2:10

barrier with a 2:09:24 sixth at Eindhoven . . .

that means in four marathons, he’s been sixth or

better in each one . . . also ran a speedy 1:01.26

for the half-marathon in 2009.

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Best: 2:09:24 Eindhoven ‘09

2009: 2:12:02 Standard Chartered

Mumbai (2nd)

2:09:24 Eindhoven (6th)

WOMEN

ALEMITU ABERA (Ethiopia)

24 years old from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

/also known as ALEMITU ABERA BEGNA/

Debuted in 2009 at the Istanbul Eurasia

Marathon last October, where she finished

seventh overall in 2:40:43 . . . improved that

dramatically to 2:31:01 in placing third at the

Chevron Houston Marathon on January 17 . . .

has personal road bests of 32:46 for the 10 km

distance (in Marseille, 2008) and 1:11:42 for the

half-marathon (in Columbus, 2009) . . .

represented Ethiopia as a junior (age 19) in the

2005 World Cross Country Championships

(junior division), finishing 10th over the 6 km

course.

Best: 2:31:01 Houston ‘10

2009: 2:40:43 Istanbul Eurasia

Marathon (7th)

2010: 2:31:10 Chevron Houston (3rd)

CAROLINE CHEPKORIR (Kenya)

22 years old from Kericho, Kenya

Born in Bomet, Kenya and now splits time

between Kericho and her training base in

Norristown, Pennsylvania . . . has been a road

runner during her career and debuted in the

marathon in 2008, placing second in the Under

Armour Marathon in Baltimore in 2:41:48 . . .

ran two marathons in 2009, placing eighth in

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1992 Los Angeles Marathon Full Coverage

Los Angeles Marathon

Annual race in the United States held since 1986

The Los Angeles Marathon (also known as the Los Angeles Marathon presented by ASICS for sponsorship reasons, and formerly known as the City of Los Angeles Marathon) is an annual running event held each spring in Los Angeles, California, since 1986. The marathon was inspired by the success of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games hosted in Los Angeles, and has become one of the largest marathons in the country, with more than 25,000 participants, thousands of volunteers, and hundreds of thousands of spectators.

History[edit]

Municipal Games era[edit]

In 1970, a race of length 25 miles (40 km) was held in Los Angeles.[1]

In 1971, the race was lengthened to the distance of a standard marathon, and known as the "Griffith Park Marathon".[1] It was held at the same time as the Municipal Games.[1]

The 1972 race was known as the "Municipal Games Marathon", while races from 1973 to 1977 were known as the "Los Angeles Marathon",[a] and the 1978 edition was known as the "Los Angeles Police Marathon".[1][4]

The Association of Road Racing Statisticians (ARRS) has no record of any races in this series after 1978.[1]

Los Angeles Lite era[edit]

The inaugural race in 1981, known as the "Jordache Los Angeles Pro-Am Marathon", was run with two sections, a professional section with 100,000 USD in prize money, and an amateur section.[1][5]

Both the 1982 and 1983 races were known as the "Los Angeles Lite Marathon".[1]

In 1983, runners were misdirected, but the course was changed to ensure that finishers ran at least a marathon.[1][6][b]

ARRS has no record of any races in this series after 1983.[1]

Current era[edit]

The inaugural marathon of the current series was first held in 1986.[1]

In 1997, Nadezhda Ilyina crossed the finish line first, but was disqualified for cutting the course.[1][7][c] The victory went to Ilyina's friend and first-time marathoner Lornah Kiplagat.[1][7]

The race date for 2009 was moved to Memorial Day, May 25, because the city council wished "to limit the impact on Sunday morning church services".[10] After runner criticism due to the increased probability of warmer weather, the race date was moved back to March for the 2010 race. It rained the entire day.[10]

The 2016 edition was held on February 14 to coincide with the U.S. Olympic Trials for the marathon held in Los Angeles the day before.[10]

The 34th edition of the marathon took place on March 24, 2019.

The 2021 edition of the race was postponed to 07 November due to the coronavirus pandemic, with all registrants given the option of running the race virtually or transferring their entry to 2022, 2023, or 2024.[11][10]

Course[edit]

The original route in 1986 started at Exposition Park and ended at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

The route around the turn of the millennium both started and ended in Downtown Los Angeles.

From 2007 to 2008, it started south of Universal City and ended in Downtown Los Angeles.[d]

The iconic "Stadium to Sea" route started at Dodger Stadium[e] and ended in Santa Monica.

The course was changed in the middle of 2020 to end at Avenue of the Stars in Century City due to "dramatically increased costs quoted by the city of Santa Monica" to continue hosting the finish there.[10]

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In 2014, Skechers the ASICS LA Marathon charity program continued its tremendous growth as 91 participating charities combined to raise a cumulative total $3.7 million.

Students Run LA[edit]

In 1987, six students at East Los Angeles’ Boyle Heights High School enrolled in a marathon training program offered by teacher Harry Shabazian. On March 4, 1990, two dozen teachers from around the city joined the three co-founders, with students from their respective schools, and together, they all ran in the Los Angeles Marathon V. In 1993, Students Run LA spun off from LAUSD and became an independent 501(c)(3) organization.[14] SRLA continues to provide its after-school mentoring and training program to all students for free. Today, more than 3,200 middle and high school students, from 185 school and community programs, train alongside 550 volunteer leaders.[14]

Inspired by the success of SRLA, a pilot project was begun with the Montreal Marathon and Students on the run (Étudiants dans la course) was created with the first objective to complete the September 2010 Montreal Marathon. There were 19 students to begin with and 12 completed the 2010 event. The program continues with a new group and a new objective, complete the 2011 event.[15]

Legacy Runners[edit]

Each year, the marathon honors Legacy Runners, runners who have finished every Los Angeles Marathon since its inception in 1986. Each Legacy Runner receives a special bib with a permanent bib number.

As of 2020, there were 114 Legacy Runners.[16]

Television coverage[edit]

From 1986 KCOP-TV televised the Los Angeles 1994 Maratón, from 2002 to 2003, KCAL-TV, from 2004 to 2007, KNBC and from 2008 to present, KTLA.

Since 2017, the event has been carried nationally on WGN America except in Los Angeles.

Top finishers[edit]

Ages of top finishers in the Masters category are given in parentheses.

Key:  Course record

Year
Category Men Women
2020 Results March 8, 2020[17][18]
OpenEthiopiaBayelign Teshager2:08:26KenyaMargaret Muriuki2:29:27
MastersUnited States Carlos Lopez (42)2:37:49United StatesMadeleine Sargent (42)2:48:17
WheelchairSpainRafael Botello Jimenez1:44:37BrazilVanessa Christina de Souza1:59:55
2019 Results March 24, 2019[19]
OpenKenyaElisha Barno2:11:45EthiopiaAskale Marachi2:24:11
MastersUnited States Jesse Williams (41)2:36:54United States Ingrid Walters (47)2:48:03
WheelchairCanada Joshua Cassidy[19]1:31:48United States Katrina Gerhard[19]1:56:23
2018 Results March 18, 2018[20]
OpenKenyaWeldon Kirui2:11:47EthiopiaSule Gedo2:33:50
MastersUnited States Carlos Larios (45)2:34:18United States Ingrid Walters (46)2:55:28
WheelchairUnited States Krige Schabort[20]1:35:40United States Michelle Wheeler[20]2:16:36
2017 Results March 19, 2017[21]
OpenKenyaElisha Barno2:11:53KenyaHellen Jepkurgat2:34:24
MastersUnited States Peter Lawrence (45)2:38:05United StatesGina Johnson (43)3:10:27
WheelchairUnited States Tom Davis1:06:52United StatesJenna Rollman1:43:14
2016 Results February 14, 2016
OpenKenyaWeldon Kirui2:13:06UkraineNataliya Lehonkova2:30:40
MastersUnited StatesBrett Bernacchi (43)2:40:07United StatesRebecca Trachsel (41)3:05:29
WheelchairUnited States Owen Daniels1:21:27United StatesJenna Rollman1:53:44
2015 Results March 15, 2015
OpenKenyaDaniel Limo2:10:36KenyaOgla Kimaiyo2:34:10
MastersUnited StatesOswaldo Hurtado (41)2:34:03United StatesVictoria Russell (43)2:50:03
WheelchairUnited StatesScott Parson1:37:12United StatesShirley Reilly2:00:27
2014 Results March 9, 2014
OpenEthiopiaGebo Burka2:10:37EthiopiaAmane Gobena2:27:37
MastersUnited States Ricardo Ramirez (41)2:38:20United StatesDolores Valencia (49)2:57:58
WheelchairUnited StatesJoshua George1:33:11United StatesSusannah Scaroni1:54:54 [22]
2013 Results March 17, 2013
OpenKenyaErick Mose2:09:43BelarusAleksandra Duliba2:25:39 [23]
MastersFranceAbderrahmane Djemadi (42)2:37:07United StatesDeena Kastor (40)2:32:39
WheelchairUnited StatesKrige Schabort1:30:50United StatesSusannah Scaroni1:54:39
2012 Results March 18, 2012
OpenKenyaSimon Njoroge2:12:12EthiopiaFatuma Sado2:25:39 [24]
MastersUnited States Nicholas Bowden (40)2:38:26UkraineTetyana Mezentseva (40)2:31:20
WheelchairUnited StatesKrige Schabort1:39:53United StatesShirley Reilly1:57:09
2011 Results March 20, 2011
OpenEthiopiaMarkos Geneti2:06:35EthiopiaBuzunesh Deba2:26:34
MastersMexicoJuan Jose Ortiz Jauregui (44)2:44:10Russia Svetlana Ponomarenko (41)2:38:56
WheelchairSouth Africa Krige Schabort1:33:15United StatesShirley Reilly1:57:25
2010 Results March 21, 2010
OpenKenyaWesley Korir2:09:19KenyaEdna Kiplagat2:25:38
MastersUnited StatesJuan Ramirez (41)2:39:35United StatesLinda Somers-Smith (48)2:36:33
WheelchairSouth Africa Krige Schabort1:31:51United StatesAmanda McGrory1:53:12
2009 Results May 25, 2009
OpenKenyaWesley Korir2:08:24RussiaTatyana Petrova2:25:59
MastersUnited States Martin Rindahl (45)2:43:17United States Carista Strickland (47)3:14:45
WheelchairMexico Aaron Gordian1:31:19United States Amanda McGrory1:48:13
2008 Results March 2, 2008
OpenKenyaLaban Moiben2:13:50RussiaTatyana Aryasova2:29:09
MastersGuatemala Fermin Sequen (40)2:34:34Russia Tatiana Titova (42)2:51:32
WheelchairUnited StatesSaul Mendoza1:31:12United States Cheri Blauwet1:53:35
2007 Results March 4, 2007
OpenKenyaFred Mogaka2:17:14RussiaRamilya Burangulova2:37:54
MastersJapan Yoshihisa Hosaka (58)2:49:06Russia Ramilya Burangulova (45)2:37:54
WheelchairAustraliaKurt Fearnley1:23:40United KingdomShelly Woods1:50:55
2006 Results March 19, 2006
OpenKenyaBenson Cherono2:08:40RussiaLidiya Grigoryeva2:25:10
MastersUnited States Jose Ortiz Pina (43)2:33:23Ukraine Lyudmyla Pushkina (40)2:41:15
WheelchairSouth AfricaErnst Van Dyk1:24:48United States Shirley Reilly1:55:23
2005 Results March 6, 2005
OpenKenyaMark Saina2:09:35RussiaLyubov Denisova2:26:11
MastersEzequiel Hernandez (41)2:45:01UkraineTatyana Pozdnyakova (50)2:31:05
WheelchairAustralia Kurt Fearnley1:30:11United States Cheri Blauwet1:51:45
2004 Results March 7, 2004
OpenKenyaDavid Kirui2:13:41Ukraine Tatyana Pozdnyakova2:30:17
MastersMexico Reynaldo Ramirez (40)2:35:38Ukraine Tatyana Pozdnyakova (49)2:30:17
WheelchairFrance Joel Jeannot1:27:08United States Cheri Blauwet1:54:02
2003 Results March 2, 2003
OpenKenyaMark Yatich2:09:52Ukraine Tatyana Pozdnyakova2:29:40
MastersUnited States Robert Leonardo (40)2:40:46Ukraine Tatyana Pozdnyakova (48)2:29:40
WheelchairMexico Saúl Mendoza1:27:07United States Cheri Blauwet1:50:06
2002 Results March 3, 2002
OpenKenyaSteven Ndungu2:10:27RussiaLyubov Denisova2:28:49
MastersUnited States Jose Díaz (46)2:41:07Ukraine Tatyana Pozdnyakova (47)2:30:26
WheelchairSouth Africa Ernst Van Dyk1:28:44Mexico Ariadne Hernandez1:55:01
2001 Results March 4, 2001
OpenKenya Steven Ndungu2:13:13RussiaElana Paramonova2:35:58
MastersUnited States Raymond Baradas (41)2:38:43United States Teresa Boches-Saban (44)3:05:20
WheelchairMexico Saúl Mendoza1:32:50Mexico Ariadne Hernandez2:04:30
2000 Results March 5, 2000
OpenKenya Benson Mutiisya Mbithi2:11:55EstoniaJane Salumäe2:33:33
MastersUnited States Marco Ortíz (50)2:27:33United States Judy Maguire (41)2:58:21
WheelchairMexico Saúl Mendoza1:42:33United StatesJean Driscoll2:12:17
1999 Results March 14, 1999
OpenKenya Simon Bor2:09:25KyrgyzstanIrina Bogachova2:30:32
MastersGuatemala Federico Yax2:32:19United States Judy Maguire2:54:12
WheelchairMexico Saúl Mendoza1:28:43United States Deanna Sodoma2:03:44
1998 Results March 29, 1998
OpenTanzaniaZebedayo Bayo2:11:21KenyaLornah Kiplagat2:33:58
MastersSwitzerland Peter Rischl2:31:53United States Candy Clark3:08:56
WheelchairMexico Saúl Mendoza1:29:57Japan Kazu Hatanaka1:56:55
1997 Results March 2, 1997
OpenMoroccoEl-Maati Chaham2:14:16KenyaLornah Kiplagat2:33:50
MastersUnited States Yoshio Ishizuka2:36:14United States Philomena Chandra3:03:10
WheelchairMexico Saúl Mendoza1:37:27AustraliaLouise Sauvage1:49:22
1996 Results March 3, 1996
OpenCosta RicaJose Luis Molina2:13:23UkraineLyubov Klochko2:30:30
MastersGuatemala Hugo Juárez2:33:26United States Lorraine Gersitz3:11:50
WheelchairSwitzerland Heinz Frei1:27:10United StatesJean Driscoll1:46:09
1995 Results March 5, 1995
OpenEcuadorRolando Vera2:11:39France[note 1]Nadia Prasad2:29:48
MastersUnited States John Bednarksi2:36:40United States Alfreda Iglehart3:13:29
WheelchairAustraliaPaul Wiggins1:36:06United StatesJean Driscoll1:52:51
1994 Results March 6, 1994
OpenUnited StatesPaul Pilkington2:12:13United StatesOlga Appell2:28:12
MastersUnited States Gregg Horner2:34:20Italy Emma Scaunich2:37:05
WheelchairFrancePhillipe Couprie and Australia Paul Wiggins[25]1:34:52DenmarkConnie Hansen1:48:58
1993 Results March 7, 1993
OpenBrazilJoselido Rocha2:14:28UkraineLyubov Klochko2:39:48
MastersUnited States Dennis Bock2:36:32United States Candy Dodge3:03:10
WheelchairUnited States Jan Mattern1:32:15DenmarkConnie Hansen1:51:26
1992 Results March 1, 1992
OpenRepublic of IrelandJohn Treacy2:12:29Flag of the CIS.svgMadina Biktagirova2:26:23
MastersMexico Manuel García Pérez2:25:35United States Sandra Marshall3:02:47
WheelchairUnited StatesJim Knaub1:40:53DenmarkConnie Hansen1:56:17
1991 Results March 3, 1991
OpenUnited StatesMark Plaatjes2:10:29United StatesCathy O'Brien2:29:38
MastersNew ZealandJohn Campbell (42)2:14:33United Kingdom Priscilla Webb2:40:20
WheelchairUnited StatesJim Knaub1:40:43DenmarkConnie Hansen1:57:11
1990 Results March 4, 1990
OpenColombiaPedro Ortíz2:11:54United StatesJulie Isphording2:32:25
MastersNew Zealand John Campbell (41)2:20:15Italy Graziela Striuli3:26:48
WheelchairFrance Moustapha Badid1:45:40United StatesAnn Cody-Morris2:03:49
1989 Results March 5, 1989
OpenCanadaArt Boileau2:13:01Soviet UnionZoya Ivanova2:34:42
MastersNew Zealand John Campbell (40)2:17:51United States Carol Mather3:02:57
WheelchairUnited StatesJim Knaub1:46:52United StatesCandace Cable-Brookes2:07:03
1988 Results March 6, 1988
OpenMexicoMartín Mondragón2:10:19MexicoBlanca Jaime2:36:11
MastersUnited States Bob Schlau (40)[26]2:19:27United States Harolene Walters (47)2:54:18
WheelchairUnited States Bob Molinatti1:56:35United StatesCandace Cable-Brookes2:19:38
1987 Results March 1, 1987
OpenCanada Art Boileau2:13:08United StatesNancy Ditz2:35:24
MastersColombia Victor Mora García2:19:44United States Barbara Fituze2:47:21
WheelchairCanada Ted Vance1:54:06United StatesCandace Cable-Brookes2:05:45
1986 Results March 9, 1986
OpenUnited StatesRic Sayre2:12:59United StatesNancy Ditz2:36:27
MastersSwedenKjell-Erik Ståhl (40)2:19:20United States Harolene Walters (45)[27]2:57:26
WheelchairUnited States Bob Molinatti2:16:36United StatesCandace Cable-Brookes2:23:10

Notes[edit]

  1. ^The race was also known as the "City of Los Angeles Marathon" in 1973 and 1974.[2][3]
  2. ^National Masters News reported that "a well-intending police car, leading headstarting wheelchair participants, got out of runners' sight after the first quarter-mile, uphill, hence, the missed turn", and noted that the race director's "nimble adjustments of markers and barriers prevented further calamity", resulting in finishers running at least 26 mi 411 yd (42.219 km), and the leaders running around 26 mi 1,160 yd (42.904 km).[6] One runner mentioned that many ended up jumping over a 3 ft (1 m) cable in a parking lot due to the error.[6]
  3. ^Ilyina stated that she was looking for a restroom when she ran into a gas station.[7][8][9] A referee stated that this gave her an advantage of at least 25 yd (23 m).[7]
  4. ^In an effort to publicize the new route, marathon executives tapped Division of Labor, a San Francisco based ad agency to create a campaign dubbed "A Landmark Every Mile".[13] It featured a quick succession of shots of the numerous iconic sites along the route. The campaign helped the marathon sell out for the first time in history.
  5. ^Frank McCourt, the owner of the marathon, once owned the Los Angeles Dodgers.

References[edit]

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  3. ^https://web.archive.org/web/20201127022618/https://arrs.run/MaraList/ML_1974.htm
  4. ^"Ml_1972". Archived from the original on 2020-11-27.
  5. ^https://archive.is/20201127030613/https://vault.si.com/vault/1981/04/06/long-run-for-the-money
  6. ^ abchttps://web.archive.org/web/20160424153954if_/http://www.mastershistory.org/NMN/NMN-May-1983s.pdf#page=25
  7. ^ abcdhttps://web.archive.org/web/20201127034919/https://apnews.com/article/54c40244923d96b361f8038d8c57a1cd
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  9. ^"Gas Station Stop Costs Russian Victory". 3 March 1997. Archived from the original on 2020-11-27.
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  13. ^"Division of Labor | Top Ad Agency | Sports marketing | SF".
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  16. ^Author, Guest (2020-02-26). "Running for a legacy". Santa Monica Daily Press. Retrieved 2021-02-11.
  17. ^Miller, Jeff (March 8, 2020). "Bayelign Teshager and Margaret Muriuki win 2020 L.A. Marathon". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
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  20. ^ abc"Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon Live Results!". Los Angeles Live Tracking. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  21. ^Chavarría, Fanny (March 19, 2017). "Dos atletas de Kenia ganan el Maratón de Los Ángeles 2017" [Two Kenyan athletes win the 2017 Los Angeles Marathon]. Univision.com (in Spanish). Los Angeles. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  22. ^"Mar 17 Newswire: Aleksandra Duliba wins the 2013 L.A. Marathon". Los Angeles Times. 9 March 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  23. ^"Mar 17 Newswire: Aleksandra Duliba wins the 2013 L.A. Marathon". Runinfinity.com. 17 March 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2013.
  24. ^Holmes, Baxter (March 18, 2012). "Fatuma Sado wins women's L.A. Marathon, Simon Njoroge wins men's". Los Angeles Times.
  25. ^Springer, Steve (7 March 1994). "A Team, to the End". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  26. ^http://www.mastershistory.org/NMN/04_1988.pdf
  27. ^"ARRS - Runner: Harolene Walters McLean".

External links[edit]

Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_Marathon

Tv la coverage marathon

After taking a year off due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 Chicago Marathon welcomes thousands of runners back to the downtown streets Sunday for the 26.2-mile course through the city.

Just like two years ago, NBC Chicago is providing live coverage of the race that started at 7 a.m. CT. You can watch on television or online through NBC Chicago’s website, apps and streaming channels on Roku and Apple TV.

Television coverage will conclude at 11 a.m., not long after the first runners are expected to finish, but the live stream will go until 3 p.m.

For Spanish-language viewers, Telemundo Chicago and TeleXitos will also be covering the race for the same times as NBC.

Runners started in seven different groups with start times ranging from 7:20 a.m. to 8:35 a.m. Spectator access to Grant Park, where runners will start and finish the race, begins at 9:30 a.m. The outdoor festival accompanying the marathon at Grant Park will be open until 4 p.m.

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