This morning was the 25 annual Los Angeles Marathon.
The wheelchair start was supposed to be 5 minutes before the broadcast began, but due to traffic delays the wheelchair start was shown during the broadcast. So I was able to see my husband start the race. Which of course made me very happy.
The broadcast included the starts of the wheelchairs, elite women runners, elite men runners and the citizen's race. It did not include the hand-cycle start nor the wheelchair or hand-cycle finish. In fact, I did not witness any wheelchair coverage after the elite women's start.
While I am thrilled to have been able to watch a US road race during a live national broadcast. I am disappointed that the coverage was so poor for the wheeled athletes.
Krige Schabort won the wheelchair race in 1:39:15
Hubba finished 6th at 1:58:07
Edna Kipligat won the gender challenge today in her second marathon ever.
You can watch the entire broadcast on demand at Universal Sports.