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Sports, La Marathon, Santa Monica

Hot Walkers Assist Runners At LA Marathon

Posted Mar. 12, 2014, 12:45 pm

There were a lot of things going on at the finish line of the 2014 Asics L. A. Marathon. But one of the least likely to get a lot of attention are the large number of folks lined up just outside the finish line there to greet and help out the runners when they make it across their final destination: the finish line.

Winners of the LA Marathon's Elite Division were Ethiopian runners Gebo Buka and Amane Gobena.

Sports, La Marathon, Santa Monica, Gebo Burka, Amane Gobena

Ethiopian Runners Claim Success At LA Marathon

Posted Mar. 10, 2014, 7:46 am

The LA Marathon on Sunday belonged to Ethiopian runners Amane Gobena and Gebo Burka, both of whom claimed the Elite Division titles.

Click the image at the bottom of the article for a close-up view of the LA Marathon course.

News, La Marathon, Transportation, Santa Monica

Extensive Road Closure Information For LA Marathon This Sunday, March 9

Posted Mar. 8, 2014, 8:40 am

When the ASICS LA Marathon winds its way Sunday morning from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica, there are streets in Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Santa Monica that will be impacted by the race course.

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.

News, La Marathon, Santa Monica

Los Angeles Marathon To Race Toward Santa Monica This Sunday

Posted Mar. 7, 2014, 9:25 am

The “Stadium to the Sea” – or the Los Angeles Marathon, as it is more commonly known – is ready for its 29th race this weekend, as runners will be pacing themselves this Sunday on a 26.2-mile course snaking from Dodger Stadium to just shy of the Santa Monica Pier.

La Marathon, Health, Santa Monica

Last Minute Tips For Preparing For LA Marathon

Posted Mar. 6, 2014, 8:55 am

You’ve spent months training for the LA Marathon and it’s finally here. Excitement is building,and you can’t wait to take off from the starting line.

A 2013 Asics LA Marathon runner crosses the finish line in Santa Monica Sunday, March 17.

Sports, La Marathon, Running

Asics LA Marathon Selects Tracey Russel As Chief Executive Officer

Posted Jun. 22, 2013, 1:58 pm

After a highly successful sold-out 2013 race, the addition of a new title sponsor and increased international recognition for the event, the ASICS LA Marathon is on a roll. To help propel the race even further on a global stage, LA MARATHON LLC announced that Tracey Russell, Executive Director of the Atlanta Track Club (ATC), will join the ASICS LA Marathon as its new chief executive officer.

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

Posted Mar. 17, 2013, 8:16 am

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 men's race with a 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."

LA Marathon runners will complete the 26.219 mile footrace at California and Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica on Sunday.

News, La Marathon, Santa Monica

LA Marathon 2013: Watch The End Of The Race In Santa Monica

Posted Mar. 17, 2013, 6:00 am

The LA Marathon returns today with about 24,000 runners expected to take part in the scenic “Stadium to the Sea” course.

News, La Marathon, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Police Activities League’s Running Team Ready For LA Marathon

Posted Mar. 15, 2013, 11:44 am

Who are those youth in the orange reflective safety vests running in Santa Monica? They are the members of the Santa Monica Police Activities League’s (PAL) Running Program training to run 26.2 miles in Sunday's Los Angeles Marathon.

LA Marathon runners will complete the 26.219 mile footrace at California and Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica on Sunday.

News, La Marathon, Santa Monica

How To Best Enjoy The LA Marathon In Santa Monica This Sunday

Posted Mar. 15, 2013, 9:24 am

As one of the largest organized road races in the country, the LA Marathon returns this Sunday with about 24,000 runners expected to take part in the scenic “Stadium to the Sea” course.

Simon Njoroge of Kenya captures the men's title in the LA Marathon 2012 with a time of 2:12:11 in Santa Monica March 18, 2012.

News, La Marathon, Fitness, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Road Closures For Sunday's LA Marathon: What You Need To Know

Posted Mar. 14, 2013, 8:31 am

The LA Marathon's “Stadium to the Sea” course will enter Santa Monica this Sunday, March 17 on San Vicente Boulevard at 26th Street, then turns south at Ocean Avenue to the finish line at Ocean and California.

Ultra-marathoner Julie Weiss passes the finish line of the California International Marathon in Sacramento December 5, 2010. After 19 attempts Weiss qualified for the Boston Marathon that day with a 3:47, a week after her father passed from pancreatic cancer.

Sports, La Marathon, Santa Monica, Julie Weiss, Running

Santa Monica Mother Of Two Runs 52 Races In 52 Weeks To Raise Awareness For Pancreatic Cancer

Posted Feb. 13, 2013, 11:15 am

Ultra-marathoner Julie Weiss, a long distance runner in her forties and mother of two, is extremely passionate about finding a cure for pancreatic cancer and has undertaken a mission to complete 52 marathons in 52 weeks culminating in the 26.2 mile LA Marathon on March 17.

LA Marathon runners gather in front of a Big 5 store on 3121 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica for the first 5K free training run for the upcoming LA Marathon 2013 Wednesday night.

Sports, La Marathon, Santa Monica, Julie Weiss, Running

Big 5K Prepares Runners For Upcoming LA Marathon

Posted Feb. 3, 2013, 12:00 am

With a little over a month left to go until the LA Marathon, runners have already starting their LA Marathon training with a 5K night run led by ultra-marathoner Julie Weiss along Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica Wednesday night.

Simon Njoroge of Kenya captures the men's title in the LA Marathon 2012 with a time of 2:12:11 in Santa Monica March 18, 2012.

Sports, La Marathon, Santa Monica

LA Marathon 2013 Participant Price Increase Tuesday

Posted Jan. 12, 2013, 8:53 pm

The LA Marathon Resolve to Run 2013 current pricing ends Jan. 15, 2012 upon where after the price will raise from $165 to $175 for the upcoming LA Marathon on Sunday, March 17.

Runners fill out forms taking the first step towards participation in the LA Marathon 2013 at Westminster Avenue Elementary School in Venice on Saturday, Sept. 8.

Sports, La Marathon, La Roadrunners, Sign-ups

LA Roadrunners Start 2013 LA Marathon Sign-Ups

Posted Sep. 10, 2012, 8:08 am

Training for the upcoming LA Marathon 2013 took the first step towards the finish line gathering at Westminster Avenue Elementary School in Venice for an event that drew hundreds of people who signed up for the official training program of the LA Marathon.

Wayne Lee of Stevenson Ranch, California, was among the thousands of athletes who endured cold temperatures, heavy rain and wind to complete the marathon.

News, La Marathon, Los Angeles, Health, Video, Fitness, Santa Monica

Medical Teams Got Creative Against Marathon Conditions

Posted Mar. 23, 2011, 6:37 pm

Torrential rain, gusting winds, and unseasonably cold temperatures during the March 20 LA Marathon posed unique challenges not only for the 19,000-...

Ethiopian runner Markos Geneti won the Los Angeles Marathon 2011 in a record time of 2 hours, 6 minutes and 35 seconds on Sunday, March 20. LA mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LA Dodgers owner Frank McCourt were at the finish line.

News, Sports, La Marathon, Los Angeles, Video, Fitness

LA Marathon Storms to Santa Monica Finish

Posted Mar. 20, 2011, 3:45 pm

Markos Geneti has lived almost as many years as the L.A. Marathon has existed. Together both the runner and the event shared in new experiences as ...

Dr. T. Lacy Le

Sports, La Marathon, Health, Ucla, Video, Fitness

Doc's 2nd LA Marathon After Performing Mid-Race in 1st

Posted Mar. 19, 2011, 1:24 pm

The purpose of CPR is to get oxygen to the brain. Dr. Lacy Le, a plastic surgeon, learned this in her residency at Stanford. "We did three t...

News, Sports, La Marathon, Los Angeles, Fitness

Running Around the LA Marathon on Race Day in Santa Monica

Posted Mar. 18, 2011, 3:26 pm

Once again runners will cross the finish line in Santa Monica as they complete the Honda LA Marathon presented by K·Swiss on Sunday March 20. With...

Michael Maya, a members manager at Spectrum Athletic Club on Olympic Boulevard, overcame his cancer to run in the 2011 LA Marathon.

Sports, La Marathon, Video, Fitness

From Debilitating Cancer to Running the LA Marathon

Posted Mar. 16, 2011, 1:07 pm

Life can change in a week. In April 2009, while walking in Huntington Library with his wife, Lisa, Michael Maya, a members manager at Spectr...

News, La Marathon, Ballona Wetlands

Marathon Runner Supports the Wetlands

Posted May. 24, 2010, 12:02 pm

The Ballona Wetlands ecological preserve has gained media attention and scrutiny in the face of major development this past month. Located in Playa...

News, Sports, La Marathon

Running Around the LA Marathon

Posted Mar. 17, 2010, 5:00 pm

This weekend, Santa Monica will host the finish of the LA Marathon. This will add 25,000 runners, their friends, families, and other attendees to t...

News, Sports, La Marathon

LA Marathon's Winners

Posted Mar. 17, 2010, 5:00 pm

1. After crossing the finish line Ocean Avenue at Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica, runners of the 2010 LA Marathon were greeted with heat-bl...

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