Skip to comments.About 24,000 People To Participate In Sold-Out LA Marathon
Posted on 03/16/2013 3:57:39 PM PDT by BenLurkin
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) Approximately 24,000 people from across the country and 61 nations are expected to participate in Sundays sold-out ASICS Los Angeles Marathon.
The race will get underway at Dodger Stadium around 7 a.m. with a temperature forecast at about 53 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
The popular Stadium to the Sea course will take participants through four cities and past many iconic landmarks. The race will end at the intersection of Ocean and California Avenues in Santa Monica.
Streets along the marathon route will start closing as early as 4 a.m. and will reopen on a rolling basis. Streets east of the finish line are expected to reopen by 2:20 p.m.
Organizers say more than 200 medical professionals have volunteered to work at the 10 medical stations along the route. Cooling buses will also be available.
The expected 10-woman elite field will include American record holder Deena Kastor. Defending mens champion Simon Njoroge of Kenya is among the expected field of 17 elite male runners.
I’m looking forward to all the bicyclers returning the road to the vehicles for which they were built after their hero Lance Armstrong turned out to be a fraud.
The headline could just as easily have read “23,764”
Every runner that crosses the finish line deserves a Nobel peace prize.