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Erick Mose of Kenya wins the 2013 Asics LA Marathon to win the men's race with a 2:09:42 in Santa Monica, Sunday March 17.
Photo by Roger Morante
Erick Mose of Kenya wins the 2013 Asics LA Marathon to win the men's race with a 2:09:42 in Santa Monica, Sunday March 17.

Sports, La Marathon, Santa Monica, Running

LA Marathon 2013: Erick Mose Wins Mens, Aleksandra Duliba Claims Womens Title

Aleksandra Duliba of Belarus wins the 2013 Asics LA Marathon women's race in her marathon debut with a time of 2:26:05 to beat the men and claim the $75,000 Asics challenge in Santa Monica Sunday morning March 17. The women were given an 18:35 headstart and Duliba ran the race 16:36 behind the men.
Photo by Roger Morante
Aleksandra Duliba of Belarus wins the 2013 Asics LA Marathon women's race in her marathon debut with a time of 2:26:05 to beat the men and claim the $75,000 Asics challenge in Santa Monica Sunday morning March 17. The women were given an 18:35 headstart and Duliba ran the race 16:36 behind the men.
Erick Mose of Kenya sprints to the finish line of the 2013 Asics LA Marathon to win the men's race with a 2:09:42 in Santa Monica, Sunday morning.  The 2013 Asics LA Marathon Stadium to the Sea course brought together over 24,000 runners from around the world which started at Dodger Stadium this morning and will culminate in Santa Monica Sunday afternoon.
Photo by Roger Morante
Erick Mose of Kenya sprints to the finish line of the 2013 Asics LA Marathon to win the men's race with a 2:09:42 in Santa Monica, Sunday morning. The 2013 Asics LA Marathon Stadium to the Sea course brought together over 24,000 runners from around the world which started at Dodger Stadium this morning and will culminate in Santa Monica Sunday afternoon.
Ultra-marathoner Julie Weiss passes the finish line of the LA Marathon 2013 in Santa Monica Sunday, March 17. This is the 52 race in 52 weeks that Weiss has completed while raising money for pancreatic cancer.
Photo by Roger Morante
Ultra-marathoner Julie Weiss passes the finish line of the LA Marathon 2013 in Santa Monica Sunday, March 17. This is the 52 race in 52 weeks that Weiss has completed while raising money for pancreatic cancer.
Runners clad in green cross the finish line of the 2013 Asics LA Marathon in Santa Monica Sunday, March 17.
Photo by Roger Morante
Runners clad in green cross the finish line of the 2013 Asics LA Marathon in Santa Monica Sunday, March 17.
A 2013 Asics LA Marathon runner crosses the finish line in Santa Monica Sunday, March 17.
Photo by Roger Morante
A 2013 Asics LA Marathon runner crosses the finish line in Santa Monica Sunday, March 17.
A 2013 Asics LA Marathon runner crosses the finish line in Santa Monica Sunday, March 17.
Photo by Roger Morante
A 2013 Asics LA Marathon runner crosses the finish line in Santa Monica Sunday, March 17.
A 2013 Asics LA Marathon runner crosses the finish line in Santa Monica Sunday, March 17.
Photo by Roger Morante
A 2013 Asics LA Marathon runner crosses the finish line in Santa Monica Sunday, March 17.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa waits at the finish line of the 2013 Asics LA Marathon in Santa Monica Sunday morning.
Photo by Roger Morante
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa waits at the finish line of the 2013 Asics LA Marathon in Santa Monica Sunday morning.

Runners Finishing 2013 Asics LA Marathon

Posted Mar. 17, 2013, 8:16 am

Roger Morante / Sports Editor

The 2013 Asics LA Marathon Stadium to the Sea course brought together over 24,000 runners from around the world which started at Dodger Stadium this morning and will culminate in Santa Monica Sunday afternoon.

Erick Mose of Kenya won the 2013 Asics LA Marathon men's race with a time of 2:09:42.

After the LA Marathon, Mose said it was not easy for him to win the 26.2 mile race that cuts through Echo Park, Silverwood, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills before flattening out to around 600 feet when winding through the Westside.

"I was so happy," said Mose.  "It was not easy for me to win the race."

Mose said that he attributes his win to training at high altitude in the mountains of Toluca, Mexico that are 8750 feet high.

"In the race I go very fast because I train at high altitude," said Mose.  

Aleksandra Duliba of Belarus won the 2013 Asics LA Marathon women's race in her debut marathon with a time of 2:26:05 to beat the men and claim the $75,000 challenge that consisted of the $50,000 bonus plus the $25,000 prize for coming in first.

Kastor, a forty-year-old mother of two, finished third in the women's race with a time of 2:32:38.

Kastor said she believes the LA Marathon inspires people to run.

"The sport is beautiful with 24,000 people inspiring each other on the starting lines," said Kastor.

Ultra-marathoner Julie Weiss made it to the finish line of the LA Marathon in Santa Monica Sunday afternoon. This is the 52 race in 52 weeks that Weiss has competed in while raising money for pancreatic cancer.

LA Marathon Underway

Women's pack leaders:

At mile 6, the woman's pack of five had no clear leader by mile five setting a 2:27 pace with the lead shifting between Deena Kastor of Mammoth Lakes, CA, Aleksandra Duliba from Belarus, and Ahmed Zemzem, Shuru Diriba, and Aberash Nesga of Ethiopia.

Zemzem's best time was 2:27:16 in Frankfurt 2012

Kastor's best time was 2:19:36 in London 2009.

Duliba is running in her first marathon.

By mile 8, the women's pack had dropped favorite Kastor.

By mile 11, Duliba and Zemzem had broken away from the pack of four to secure the lead.

Halfway through the race, the women averaged 5:37 a mile pace compared with a 4:57 a mile pace for the men. 

Duliba broke away from Zemzem in Mile 19 and is looking to beat the $75,000 award if she arrives at the finish line before the men.

Men's pack leaders:

At mile 4, the men's pack was led by Simon Njoroge, Philemon Baaru, and Nicholas Chelimo all of Kenya averaged 4:58 a mile.

Through mile 12, the men were running a 59:12 estimating a 209:20 finish for the men.

Njoroge has a best time of 2:09:46 in Frankfort in 2007.  Njoroge won the 2012 LA Marathon with a time of 2:12:12.

Chelimo has a best time of 2:07:49 set in Eindhoven in 2010.

Erik Mose of Kenya who ran a 2:10:40 in Torreon is also in the hunt for the win.

Wegayashu Girma of Ethiopia, who is also in the lead pack, ran a 2:08:25 in Seoul in 2010.

Real time race results of all the times of the LA Marathon runners can be found at www.lam.xacte.com.

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Mar. 17, 2013, 8:33:07 pm

CASEY said...

MY WIFE RAN HER FIRST MARATHON AND FINISHED LESS THAN 6 HRS. GREAT JOB.

Mar. 17, 2013, 11:34:29 pm

leticia flores said...

My brother Mario Ruiz #19849 ran his first Marathon and didn't make first place (for the record) but he sure got first place for us just participating was a big step. We love you brother.

Mar. 18, 2013, 8:44:51 am

Ricky Martin said...

Congrats and blessings to the winners. Wow, as awesome race. Don't forget to watch the Bible on the History Channel @ 8pm PST on Sundays. It's awesome too!

Jan. 19, 2014, 4:41:34 pm

Erik Nyquist said...

If you examine the times listed, you might be wondering why the "winner" has a time about 16 minutes slower than the "second place" contender. That is because women were given an 18.5 minute head start in the race; in fact the fastest woman had a time that was slower than all of the top 10 contenders. What is troubling here is that very few publications feel that this fact is relevant, as it interferes with the story they want to tell. Disappointing, and unethical journalism, to say the least.

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