Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Los Angeles Marathon

The Los Angeles Marathon is Sunday.

They are debuting a new course this year as well as broadcasting the race live.  The race starts at Dodger Stadium and ends in Santa Monica.

If you are in the Los Angeles area you can watch it on KTLA - Channel 5 or listen on AM 570 KLAC.

Universal Sports will also be broadcasting the race live.

Finally, you can watch online at http://www.ktla.com/ or listen at http://www.am570radio.com/

Since I will not be at the race this year, I am thrilled to know I will be able to watch it from home.  As usual, Hubba is competing in the push-rim division.

The start times are as follows (PDT):
  • Push-rim Wheelchairs – 6:55am
  • Hand cycles – 7:00am
  • Professional Women - 7:05am
  • All other participants – 7:23am
Usually the LA Marathon gives the professional women a statistical head start based on the professional field, then gives an award for the first professional runner to cross the finish line.  I'm not sure if they are doing that this year since I havn't been able to find any information about it on the LA Marathon website.

With that being said, 234 people have completed every LA Marathon since the first in 1986.  That's 25 years!


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iblog said...

YES, the 2010 LA Marathon will have the "Challenge". The pro women will have a head start of about 17 minutes versus the pro men. 1st person to finish wins an extra 100,000!

So far, the men and women have split the six challenges to date.

Hear it all live on AM 570 KLAC from 7AM-10AM on race day.