28th Los Angeles Marathon
Today marks the 28th Los Angeles Marathon. Here’s 10 Factoids to put it in context.
(1) Stems From Success of 1984 Olympic Marathon
The present-day Los Angeles Marathon stems from the success of the marathon at the 1984 Olympics. That was the first Olympics to include a women’s marathon won by Mainer Joan Benoit whose time has yet to be matched in Olympic history.
(2) Los Angeles Will Host the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials
The U.S. Olympic Team Marathon Trials will be February 13, 2016 in Los Angeles. No American runner has won a gold in marathon since Benoit, and the only medals since then came at the 2004 Athens game when Californians Meb Kefezighi and Deena Kastor won the Men’s Silver and Woman’s Bronze .
(3) The Course
(4) Race Overview
(5) World’s 10th Largest Marathon in 2013
(6) 7th Largest in U.S.
(7), (8) and (9) Relatively Slow and Difficult Course, with Moderate Temperatures
(10) Past Highlights and Winners
|2013 Results March 17, 2013|
|Open||Erick Mose||2:09:43||Aleksandra Duliba||2:25:39 |
|Masters||Abderrahmane Djemadi (42)||2:37:07||Deena Kastor (40)||2:32:39|
|Wheelchair||Krige Schabort||1:30:50||Susannah Scaroni||1:54:39|
|2012 Results March 18, 2012|
|Open||Simon Njoroge||2:12:12||Fatuma Sado||2:25:39 |
|Masters||Nicholas Bowden (40)||2:38:26||Tetyana Mezentseva (40)||2:31:20|
|Wheelchair||Krige Schabort||1:39:53||Shirley Reilly||1:57:09|
|2011 Results March 20, 2011|
|Open||Markos Geneti||2:06:35||Buzunesh Deba||2:26:34|
|Masters||Juan Jose Ortiz Jauregui (44)||2:44:10||Svetlana Ponomarenko (41)||2:38:56|
|Wheelchair||Krige Schabort||1:33:15||Shirley Reilly||1:57:25|