Los Angeles Marathon
|Los Angeles Marathon|
Benjamin Limo at the start of the marathon in 2009
|Location||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Course records||Men: 2:06:35|
Markos Geneti (2011)
Lidiya Grigoryeva (2006)
The Los Angeles Marathon (also known as the Los Angeles Marathon presented by ASICS for sponsorship reasons, and formerly known as the City of Los Angeles Marathon) is an annual running event held each spring in Los Angeles, California, since 1986. The marathon was inspired by the success of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games hosted in Los Angeles, and 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.
Municipal Games era
In 1970, a race of length 25 miles (40 km) was held in Los Angeles.
The 1972 race was known as the "Municipal Games Marathon", while races from 1973 to 1977 were known as the "Los Angeles Marathon",[a] and the 1978 edition was known as the "Los Angeles Police Marathon".
Los Angeles Lite era
Both the 1982 and 1983 races were known as the "Los Angeles Lite Marathon".
ARRS has no record of any races in this series after 1983.
The inaugural marathon of the current series was first held in 1986.
The race date for 2009 was moved to Memorial Day, May 25, because the city council wished "to limit the impact on Sunday morning church services". After runner criticism due to the increased probability of warmer weather, the race date was moved back to March for the 2010 race.
The 34th edition of the marathon took place on March 24, 2019.
The 2021 edition of the race was postponed to May 23, 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, with all registrants given the option of running the race virtually or transferring their entry to 2022, 2023, or 2024.
|Course map of full marathon in 2020|
The original route in 1986 started at Exposition Park and ended at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The route around the turn of the millennium both started and ended in Downtown Los Angeles.
From 2007 to 2008, it started south of Universal City and ended in Downtown Los Angeles.[d]
The course was changed in the middle of 2020 to end at Avenue of the Stars in Century City due to "dramatically increased costs quoted by the city of Santa Monica" to continue hosting the finish there.
In 2014, Skechers 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
In 1987, six students at East Los Angeles’ Boyle Heights High School enrolled in a marathon training program offered by teacher Harry Shabazian. 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. SRLA continues to provide its after-school mentoring and training program to all students for free. Today, more than 3,200 middle and high school students, from 185 school and community programs, train alongside 550 volunteer leaders.
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.
Since 2017, the event has been carried nationally on WGN America except in Los Angeles.
Ages of top finishers in the Masters category are given in parentheses.
Key: Course record
|2020 Results March 8, 2020|
|Open||Bayelign Teshager||2:08:26||Margaret Muriuki||2:29:27|
|Masters||Carlos Lopez (42)||2:37:49||Madeleine Sargent (42)||2:48:17|
|Wheelchair||Rafael Botello Jimenez||1:44:37||Vanessa Christina de Souza||1:59:55|
|2019 Results March 24, 2019|
|Open||Elisha Barno||2:11:45||Askale Marachi||2:24:11|
|Masters||Jesse Williams (41)||2:36:54||Ingrid Walters (47)||2:48:03|
|Wheelchair||Joshua Cassidy||1:31:48||Katrina Gerhard||1:56:23|
|2018 Results March 18, 2018|
|Open||Weldon Kirui||2:11:47||Sule Gedo||2:33:50|
|Masters||Carlos Larios (45)||2:34:18||Ingrid Walters (46)||2:55:28|
|Wheelchair||Krige Schabort||1:35:40||Michelle Wheeler||2:16:36|
|2017 Results March 19, 2017|
|Open||Elisha Barno||2:11:53||Hellen Jepkurgat||2:34:24|
|Masters||Peter Lawrence (45)||2:38:05||Gina Johnson (43)||3:10:27|
|Wheelchair||Tom Davis||1:06:52||Jenna Rollman||1:43:14|
|2016 Results February 14, 2016|
|Open||Weldon Kirui||2:13:06||Nataliya Lehonkova||2:30:40|
|Masters||Brett Bernacchi (43)||2:40:07||Rebecca Trachsel (41)||3:05:29|
|Wheelchair||Owen Daniels||1:21:27||Jenna Rollman||1:53:44|
|2015 Results March 15, 2015|
|Open||Daniel Limo||2:10:36||Ogla Kimaiyo||2:34:10|
|Masters||Oswaldo Hurtado (41)||2:34:03||Victoria Russell (43)||2:50:03|
|Wheelchair||Scott Parson||1:37:12||Shirley Reilly||2:00:27|
|2014 Results March 9, 2014|
|Open||Gebo Burka||2:10:37||Amane Gobena||2:27:37|
|Masters||Ricardo Ramirez (41)||2:38:20||Dolores Valencia (49)||2:57:58|
|Wheelchair||Joshua George||1:33:11||Susannah Scaroni||1:54:54 |
|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|
|2010 Results March 21, 2010|
|Open||Wesley Korir||2:09:19||Edna Kiplagat||2:25:38|
|Masters||Juan Ramirez (41)||2:39:35||Linda Somers-Smith (48)||2:36:33|
|Wheelchair||Krige Schabort||1:31:51||Amanda McGrory||1:53:12|
|2009 Results May 25, 2009|
|Open||Wesley Korir||2:08:24||Tatyana Petrova||2:25:59|
|Masters||Martin Rindahl (45)||2:43:17||Carista Strickland (47)||3:14:45|
|Wheelchair||Aaron Gordian||1:31:19||Amanda McGrory||1:48:13|
|2008 Results March 2, 2008|
|Open||Laban Moiben||2:13:50||Tatyana Aryasova||2:29:09|
|Masters||Fermin Sequen (40)||2:34:34||Tatiana Titova (42)||2:51:32|
|Wheelchair||Saul Mendoza||1:31:12||Cheri Blauwet||1:53:35|
|2007 Results March 4, 2007|
|Open||Fred Mogaka||2:17:14||Ramilya Burangulova||2:37:54|
|Masters||Yoshihisa Hosaka (58)||2:49:06||Ramilya Burangulova (45)||2:37:54|
|Wheelchair||Kurt Fearnley||1:23:40||Shelly Woods||1:50:55|
|2006 Results March 19, 2006|
|Open||Benson Cherono||2:08:40||Lidiya Grigoryeva||2:25:10|
|Masters||Jose Ortiz Pina (43)||2:33:23||Lyudmyla Pushkina (40)||2:41:15|
|Wheelchair||Ernst Van Dyk||1:24:48||Shirley Reilly||1:55:23|
|2005 Results March 6, 2005|
|Open||Mark Saina||2:09:35||Lyubov Denisova||2:26:11|
|Masters||Ezequiel Hernandez (41)||2:45:01||Tatyana Pozdnyakova (50)||2:31:05|
|Wheelchair||Kurt Fearnley||1:30:11||Cheri Blauwet||1:51:45|
|2004 Results March 7, 2004|
|Open||David Kirui||2:13:41||Tatyana Pozdnyakova||2:30:17|
|Masters||Reynaldo Ramirez (40)||2:35:38||Tatyana Pozdnyakova (49)||2:30:17|
|Wheelchair||Joel Jeannot||1:27:08||Cheri Blauwet||1:54:02|
|2003 Results March 2, 2003|
|Open||Mark Yatich||2:09:52||Tatyana Pozdnyakova||2:29:40|
|Masters||Robert Leonardo (40)||2:40:46||Tatyana Pozdnyakova (48)||2:29:40|
|Wheelchair||Saúl Mendoza||1:27:07||Cheri Blauwet||1:50:06|
|2002 Results March 3, 2002|
|Open||Steven Ndungu||2:10:27||Lyubov Denisova||2:28:49|
|Masters||Jose Díaz (46)||2:41:07||Tatyana Pozdnyakova (47)||2:30:26|
|Wheelchair||Ernst Van Dyk||1:28:44||Ariadne Hernandez||1:55:01|
|2001 Results March 4, 2001|
|Open||Steven Ndungu||2:13:13||Elana Paramonova||2:35:58|
|Masters||Raymond Baradas (41)||2:38:43||Teresa Boches-Saban (44)||3:05:20|
|Wheelchair||Saúl Mendoza||1:32:50||Ariadne Hernandez||2:04:30|
|2000 Results March 5, 2000|
|Open||Benson Mutiisya Mbithi||2:11:55||Jane Salumäe||2:33:33|
|Masters||Marco Ortíz (50)||2:27:33||Judy Maguire (41)||2:58:21|
|Wheelchair||Saúl Mendoza||1:42:33||Jean Driscoll||2:12:17|
|1999 Results March 14, 1999|
|Open||Simon Bor||2:09:25||Irina Bogachova||2:30:32|
|Masters||Federico Yax||2:32:19||Judy Maguire||2:54:12|
|Wheelchair||Saúl Mendoza||1:28:43||Deanna Sodoma||2:03:44|
|1998 Results March 29, 1998|
|Open||Zebedayo Bayo||2:11:21||Lornah Kiplagat||2:33:58|
|Masters||Peter Rischl||2:31:53||Candy Clark||3:08:56|
|Wheelchair||Saúl Mendoza||1:29:57||Kazu Hatanaka||1:56:55|
|1997 Results March 2, 1997|
|Open||El-Maati Chaham||2:14:16||Lornah Kiplagat||2:33:50|
|Masters||Yoshio Ishizuka||2:36:14||Philomena Chandra||3:03:10|
|Wheelchair||Saúl Mendoza||1:37:27||Louise Sauvage||1:49:22|
|1996 Results March 3, 1996|
|Open||Jose Luis Molina||2:13:23||Lyubov Klochko||2:30:30|
|Masters||Hugo Juárez||2:33:26||Lorraine Gersitz||3:11:50|
|Wheelchair||Heinz Frei||1:27:10||Jean Driscoll||1:46:09|
|1995 Results March 5, 1995|
|Open||Rolando Vera||2:11:39||1 Nadia Prasad||2:29:48|
|Masters||John Bednarksi||2:36:40||Alfreda Iglehart||3:13:29|
|Wheelchair||Paul Wiggins||1:36:06||Jean Driscoll||1:52:51|
|1994 Results March 6, 1994|
|Open||Paul Pilkington||2:12:13||Olga Appell||2:28:12|
|Masters||Gregg Horner||2:34:20||Emma Scaunich||2:37:05|
|Wheelchair||Phillipe Couprie and Paul Wiggins||1:34:52||Connie Hansen||1:48:58|
|1993 Results March 7, 1993|
|Open||Joselido Rocha||2:14:28||Lyubov Klochko||2:39:48|
|Masters||Dennis Bock||2:36:32||Candy Dodge||3:03:10|
|Wheelchair||Jan Mattern||1:32:15||Connie Hansen||1:51:26|
|1992 Results March 1, 1992|
|Open||John Treacy||2:12:29||Madina Biktagirova||2:26:23|
|Masters||Manuel García Pérez||2:25:35||Sandra Marshall||3:02:47|
|Wheelchair||Jim Knaub||1:40:53||Connie Hansen||1:56:17|
|1991 Results March 3, 1991|
|Open||Mark Plaatjes||2:10:29||Cathy O'Brien||2:29:38|
|Masters||John Campbell (42)||2:14:33||Priscilla Webb||2:40:20|
|Wheelchair||Jim Knaub||1:40:43||Connie Hansen||1:57:11|
|1990 Results March 4, 1990|
|Open||Pedro Ortíz||2:11:54||Julie Isphording||2:32:25|
|Masters||John Campbell (41)||2:20:15||Graziela Striuli||3:26:48|
|Wheelchair||Moustapha Badid||1:45:40||Ann Cody-Morris||2:03:49|
|1989 Results March 5, 1989|
|Open||Art Boileau||2:13:01||Zoya Ivanova||2:34:42|
|Masters||John Campbell (40)||2:17:51||Carol Mather||3:02:57|
|Wheelchair||Jim Knaub||1:46:52||Candace Cable-Brookes||2:07:03|
|1988 Results March 6, 1988|
|Open||Martín Mondragón||2:10:19||Blanca Jaime||2:36:11|
|Masters||Bob Schlau (40)||2:19:27||Harolene Walters (47)||2:54:18|
|Wheelchair||Bob Molinatti||1:56:35||Candace Cable-Brookes||2:19:38|
|1987 Results March 1, 1987|
|Open||Art Boileau||2:13:08||Nancy Ditz||2:35:24|
|Masters||Victor Mora García||2:19:44||Barbara Fituze||2:47:21|
|Wheelchair||Ted Vance||1:54:06||Candace Cable-Brookes||2:05:45|
|1986 Results March 9, 1986|
|Open||Ric Sayre||2:12:59||Nancy Ditz||2:36:27|
|Masters||Kjell-Erik Ståhl (40)||2:19:20||Harolene Walters (45)||2:57:26|
|Wheelchair||Bob Molinatti||2:16:36||Candace Cable-Brookes||2:23:10|
- The race was also known as the "City of Los Angeles Marathon" in 1973 and 1974.
- National Masters News reported that "a well-intending police car, leading headstarting wheelchair participants, got out of runners' sight after the first quarter-mile, uphill, hence, the missed turn", and noted that the race director's "nimble adjustments of markers and barriers prevented further calamity", resulting in finishers running at least 26 mi 411 yd (42.219 km), and the leaders running around 26 mi 1,160 yd (42.904 km). One runner mentioned that many ended up jumping over a 3 ft (1 m) cable in a parking lot due to the error.
- Ilyina stated that she was looking for a restroom when she ran into a gas station. A referee stated that this gave her an advantage of at least 25 yd (23 m).
- In an effort to publicize the new route, marathon executives tapped Division of Labor, a San Francisco based ad agency to create a campaign dubbed "A Landmark Every Mile". It featured a quick succession of shots of the numerous iconic sites along the route. The campaign helped the marathon sell out for the first time in history.
- Frank McCourt, the owner of the marathon, once owned the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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