Los Angeles Marathon

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ASICS LA Marathon
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Date March
Location Los Angeles, California
Event type Road
Distance Marathon
Established 1986
Course records Men: 2:06:35 Markos Geneti (2011); Women: 2:25:10 Lidiya Grigoryeva (2006)
Official site http://www.lamarathon.com

The ASICS LA Marathon (formerly the City of Los Angeles Marathon) is an annual running event held each spring in Los Angeles, California. The 26.219 mile (42.195 km) footrace, inspired by the success of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, has been contested every year since 1986. The 30th edition of the marathon will take place on March 15, 2015. The marathon is currently sponsored by ASICS, and thus its official title is the ASICS LA Marathon.

Over the course of its 29-year history, the ASICS LA Marathon has become one of the largest marathons in the country with more than 25,000 participants, thousands of volunteers and hundreds of thousands of spectators.

The historic race, which has seen unprecedented growth since introducing the iconic “Stadium to Sea” course, draws runners from all over the world to take a tour of Los Angeles running past every major landmark.

In 2014, the ASICS LA Marathon charity program continued its tremendous growth as 91 participating charities combined to raise a cumulative total $3.7 million.

Students Run LA[edit]

In 1987, six students at East Los Angeles’ Boyle Heights High School enrolled in a marathon training program offered by teacher Harry Shabazian. The Students Run L.A. organization has grown dramatically since its inception, and today thousands of students from throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District participate in the six month program that promotes physical fitness, discipline and goal setting.[1]

On March 4, 1990, two dozen teachers from around the city joined the three co-founders, with students from their respective schools, and together, they all ran in the Los Angeles Marathon V. In 1993, Students run LA spun off from LAUSD and became an independent 501(c)(3) organization. Today, that one teacher and his handful of students have grown to 500 teachers and 3000 students from 170 schools and community programs throughout Los Angeles.[2]

Since 1989, more than 51,000 students have been served by SRLA. The growth of the program has only increased its success. Each year:

  • More than 95% of the students who start the marathon, finish the full 42.195-kilometre (26.219 mi) course
  • More than 95% of the seniors who run the marathon graduate from high school
  • More than 90% of SRLA graduating seniors have plans to attend college

Inspired by the success of SRLA, a pilot project was begun with the Montreal Marathon and Students on the run (Étudiants dans la course) was created with the first objective to complete the September 2010 Montreal Marathon. There were 19 students to begin with and 12 completed the 2010 event. The program continues with a new group and a new objective, complete the 2011 event.[3]

Top finishers[edit]

Romanian athlete Nuța Olaru at the 2009 edition

Ages of top finishers in the Masters category are given in parentheses.

Key:       Course record

Year
Category Men Women
2013 Results March 17, 2013
Open Kenya Erick Mose 2:09:43 Belarus Aleksandra Duliba 2:25:39 [4]
Masters France Abderrahmane Djemadi (42) 2:37:07 United States Deena Kastor (40) 2:32:39
Wheelchair United States Krige Schabort 1:30:50 United States Susannah Scaroni 1:54:39
2012 Results March 18, 2012
Open Kenya Simon Njoroge 2:12:12 Ethiopia Fatuma Sado 2:25:39 [5]
Masters United States Nicholas Bowden (40) 2:38:26 Ukraine Tetyana Mezentseva (40) 2:31:20
Wheelchair United States Krige Schabort 1:39:53 United States Shirley Reilly 1:57:09
2011 Results March 20, 2011
Open Ethiopia Markos Geneti 2:06:35 Ethiopia Buzunesh Deba 2:26:34
Masters Mexico Juan Jose Ortiz Jauregui (44) 2:44:10 Russia Svetlana Ponomarenko (41) 2:38:56
Wheelchair South Africa Krige Schabort 1:33:15 United States Shirley Reilly 1:57:25
2010 Results March 21, 2010
Open Kenya Wesley Korir 2:09:19 Kenya Edna Kiplagat 2:25:38
Masters United States Juan Ramirez (41) 2:39:35 United States Linda Somers-Smith (48) 2:36:33
Wheelchair South Africa Krige Schabort 1:31:51 United States Amanda McGrory 1:53:12
2009 Results May 25, 2009
Open Kenya Wesley Korir 2:08:24 Russia Tatyana Petrova 2:25:59
Masters United States Martin Rindahl (45) 2:43:17 United States Carista Strickland (47) 3:14:45
Wheelchair Mexico Aaron Gordian 1:31:19 United States Amanda McGrory 1:48:13
2008 Results March 2, 2008
Open Kenya Laban Moiben 2:13:50 Russia Tatyana Aryasova 2:29:09
Masters Guatemala Fermin Sequen (40) 2:34:34 Russia Tatiana Titova (42) 2:51:32
Wheelchair United States Saul Mendoza 1:31:12 United States Cheri Blauwet 1:53:35
2007 Results March 4, 2007
Open Kenya Fred Mogaka 2:17:14 Russia Ramilya Burangulova 2:37:54
Masters Japan Yoshihisa Hosaka (58) 2:49:06 Russia Ramilya Burangulova (45) 2:37:54
Wheelchair Australia Kurt Fearnley 1:23:40 United Kingdom Shelly Woods 1:50:55
2006 Results March 19, 2006
Open Kenya Benson Cherono 2:08:40 Russia Lidiya Grigoryeva 2:25:10
Masters United States Jose Ortiz Pina (43) 2:33:23 Ukraine Lyudmyla Pushkina (40) 2:41:15
Wheelchair South Africa Ernst Van Dyk 1:24:48 United States Shirley Reilly 1:55:23
2005 Results March 6, 2005
Open Kenya Mark Saina 2:09:35 Russia Lyubov Denisova 2:26:11
Masters Ezequiel Hernandez (41) 2:45:01 Ukraine Tatyana Pozdnyakova (50) 2:31:05
Wheelchair Australia Kurt Fearnley 1:30:11 United States Cheri Blauwet 1:51:45
2004 Results March 7, 2004
Open Kenya David Kirui 2:13:41 Ukraine Tatyana Pozdnyakova 2:30:17
Masters Mexico Reynaldo Ramirez (40) 2:35:38 Ukraine Tatyana Pozdnyakova (49) 2:30:17
Wheelchair France Joel Jeannot 1:27:08 United States Cheri Blauwet 1:54:02
2003 Results March 2, 2003
Open Kenya Mark Yatich 2:09:52 Ukraine Tatyana Pozdnyakova 2:29:40
Masters United States Robert Leonardo (40) 2:40:46 Ukraine Tatyana Pozdnyakova (48) 2:29:40
Wheelchair Mexico Saúl Mendoza 1:27:07 United States Cheri Blauwet 1:50:06
2002 Results March 3, 2002
Open Kenya Steven Ndungu 2:10:27 Russia Lyubov Denisova 2:28:49
Masters United States Jose Díaz (46) 2:41:07 Ukraine Tatyana Pozdnyakova (47) 2:30:26
Wheelchair South Africa Ernst Van Dyk 1:28:44 Mexico Ariadne Hernandez 1:55:01
2001 Results March 4, 2001
Open Kenya Steven Ndungu 2:13:13 Russia Elana Paramonova 2:35:58
Masters United States Raymond Baradas (41) 2:38:43 United States Teresa Boches-Saban (44) 3:05:20
Wheelchair Mexico Saúl Mendoza 1:32:50 Mexico Ariadne Hernandez 2:04:30
2000 Results March 5, 2000
Open Kenya Benson Mutiisya Mbithi 2:11:55 Estonia Jane Salumäe 2:33:33
Masters United States Marco Ortíz (50) 2:27:33 United States Judy Maguire (41) 2:58:21
Wheelchair Mexico Saúl Mendoza 1:42:33 United States Jean Driscoll 2:12:17
1999 Results March 14, 1999
Open Kenya Simon Bor 2:09:25 Kyrgyzstan Irina Bogachova 2:30:32
Masters Guatemala Federico Yax 2:32:19 United States Judy Maguire 2:54:12
Wheelchair Mexico Saúl Mendoza 1:28:43 United States Deanna Sodoma 2:03:44
1998 Results March 29, 1998
Open Tanzania Zebedayo Bayo 2:11:21 Kenya Lornah Kiplagat 2:33:58
Masters Switzerland Peter Rischl 2:31:53 United States Candy Clark 3:08:56
Wheelchair Mexico Saúl Mendoza 1:29:57 Japan Kazu Hatanaka 1:56:55
1997 Results March 2, 1997
Open Morocco El-Maati Chaham 2:14:16 Kenya Lornah Kiplagat 2:33:50
Masters United States Yoshio Ishizuka 2:36:14 United States Philomena Chandra 3:03:10
Wheelchair Mexico Saúl Mendoza 1:37:27 Australia Louise Sauvage 1:49:22
1996 Results March 3, 1996
Open Costa Rica Jose Luis Molina 2:13:23 Ukraine Lyubov Klochko 2:30:30
Masters Guatemala Hugo Juárez 2:33:26 United States Lorraine Gersitz 3:11:50
Wheelchair Switzerland Heinz Frei 1:27:10 United States Jean Driscoll 1:46:09
1995 Results March 5, 1995
Open Ecuador Rolando Vera 2:11:39 France 1 Nadia Prasad 2:29:48
Masters United States John Bednarksi 2:36:40 United States Alfreda Iglehart 3:13:29
Wheelchair Australia Paul Wiggins 1:36:06 United States Jean Driscoll 1:52:51
1994 Results March 6, 1994
Open United States Paul Pilkington 2:12:13 United States Olga Appell 2:28:12
Masters United States Gregg Horner 2:34:20 Italy Emma Scaunich 2:37:05
Wheelchair France Phillipe Couprie and Australia Paul Wiggins[6] 1:34:52 Denmark Connie Hansen 1:48:58
1993 Results March 7, 1993
Open Brazil Joselido Rocha 2:14:28 Ukraine Lyubov Klochko 2:39:48
Masters United States Dennis Bock 2:36:32 United States Candy Dodge 3:03:10
Wheelchair United States Jan Mattern 1:32:15 Denmark Connie Hansen 1:51:26
1992 Results March 1, 1992
Open Republic of Ireland John Treacy 2:12:29 Flag of the CIS.svg Madina Biktagirova 2:26:23
Masters Mexico Manuel García Pérez 2:25:35 United States Sandra Marshall 3:02:47
Wheelchair United States Jim Knaub 1:40:53 Denmark Connie Hansen 1:56:17
1991 Results March 3, 1991
Open United States Mark Plaatjes 2:10:29 United States Cathy O'Brien 2:29:38
Masters New Zealand John Campbell (42) 2:14:33 United Kingdom Priscilla Webb 2:40:20
Wheelchair United States Jim Knaub 1:40:43 Denmark Connie Hansen 1:57:11
1990 Results March 4, 1990
Open Colombia Pedro Ortíz 2:11:54 United States Julie Isphording 2:32:25
Masters New Zealand John Campbell (41) 2:20:15 Italy Graziela Striuli 3:26:48
Wheelchair France Moustapha Badid 1:45:40 United States Ann Cody-Morris 2:03:49
1989 Results March 5, 1989
Open Canada Art Boileau 2:13:01 Soviet Union Zoya Ivanova 2:34:42
Masters New Zealand John Campbell (40) 2:17:51 United States Carol Mather 3:02:57
Wheelchair United States Jim Knaub 1:46:52 United States Candace Cable-Brookes 2:07:03
1988 Results March 6, 1988
Open Mexico Martín Mondragón 2:10:19 Mexico Blanca Jaime 2:36:11
Masters United States Bob Schlau 2:19:27 United States Harolene Walters 2:54:18
Wheelchair United States Bob Molinatti 1:56:35 United States Candace Cable-Brookes 2:19:38
1987 Results March 1, 1987
Open Canada Art Boileau 2:13:08 United States Nancy Ditz 2:35:24
Masters Colombia Victor Mora García 2:19:44 United States Barbara Fituze 2:47:21
Wheelchair Canada Ted Vance 1:54:06 United States Candace Cable-Brookes 2:05:45
1986 Results March 9, 1986
Open United States Ric Sayre 2:12:59 United States Nancy Ditz 2:36:27
Masters Sweden Kjell-Erik Ståhl 2:19:20 United States Harolene Walters 2:57:26
Wheelchair United States Bob Molinatti 2:16:36 United States Candace Cable-Brookes 2:23:10

Note 1: From New Caledonia, a territory of France.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ SRLA History http://srla.org/about-us/our-history/
  3. ^ Cyberpresse:Étudiants dans la course http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/regional/personnalites-la-presse/201009/13/01-4315147-etudiants-dans-la-course.php
  4. ^ "Mar 17 Newswire: Aleksandra Duliba wins the 2013 L.A. Marathon". www.runinfinity.com. 17 March 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Holmes, Baxter (March 18, 2012). "Fatuma Sado wins women's L.A. Marathon, Simon Njoroge wins men's". Los Angeles Times. 
  6. ^ Springer, Steve (7 March 1994). "A Team, to the End". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 

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