Los Angeles Marathon

Los Angeles Marathon

Seal of the Los Angeles Marathon
Date and locationMarch
Los Angeles, California
Race typeroad
DistanceMarathon
Established1986
Record2:09:25 (M; 14 Mar 1999, Simon Bor); 2:26:11 (F; 6 Mar 2005, Lyubov Denisova)
Official sitewww.lamarathon.com


The Los Angeles Marathon is an annual marathon held in Los Angeles, California since 1986. It was inspired by the success of the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles. The race starts at about 8:15AM and runs through Downtown Los Angeles, Koreatown, the Crenshaw district, and passes by the University of Southern California, as well as several other landmarks. The track is 42.195 km - 26.2 miles long.

There are more spectators that come out each year than any other marathon (over 1,000,000) and cheer on the 25,000+ runners by name, thanks to personalized bibs, which were introduced in 2003. SRLA's colors in 2007 were white, black, and teal.

The 22nd Los Angeles Marathon, run on March 4, 2007, featured a new predominantly downhill course that begins at Universal Studios Hollywood and runs through "globally recognizable landmarks" in the Los Angeles area. For the first time, the race entered Boyle Heights on the East Side of Los Angeles, before heading back to the finish line downtown. The XXIII marathon run is schedule set to start at 8:00am on March 2, 2008.

Its current primary sponsors are Honda and Banco Popular.

Awards

The first-place male and female athletes are awarded a brand-new Honda Accord V6 sedan as well as $35,000.

Starting in 2004, elite women have been given a headstart, in what is known as the Banco Popular Challenge, which awards $100,000 to the runner who crosses the finish line first. Since 2005, the lead given to the women has been derived by the difference between the men's and women's course records. So far in its three-year history, the elite women have won the challenge two times, in 2004 by Tatyana Pozdnyakova, and in 2006 by Lidiya Grigoryeva, both Russians.

Top Finishers

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

Year
Category Men Women
2007 Results March 4, 2007
OpenFred Mogaka2:17:14Ramilia Burangolova2:37:54
MastersYoshihisa Hosaka (58)2:49:06Ramilia Burangolova (45)2:37:54
WheelchairKurt Fearnley1:23:40Shelly Woods1:50:55
2006 Results March 19, 2006
OpenBenson Cherono2:08:40Lidiya Grigoryeva2:25:10
MastersJose Ortiz Pina (43)2:33:23Lyudmyla Pushkina (40)2:41:15
WheelchairErnst Van Dyk1:24:48Shirley Reilly1:55:23
2005 Results March 6, 2005
OpenMark Saina2:09:35Lyubov Denisova2:26:11
MastersEzequiel Hernandez (41)2:45:01Tatyana Pozdnakova (50)2:31:05
WheelchairKurt Fearnley1:30:11Cheri Blauwet1:51:45
2004 Results March 7, 2004
OpenDavid Kirui2:13:41Tatyana Podznyakova2:30:17
MastersReynaldo Ramirez (40)2:35:38Tatyana Podznyakova (49)2:30:17
WheelchairJoel Jeannot1:27:08Cheri Blauwet1:54:02
2003 Results March 2, 2003
OpenMark Yatich2:09:52Tatyana Podznyakova2:29:40
MastersRobert Leonardo (40)2:40:46Tatyana Podznyakova (48)2:29:40
WheelchairSaúl Mendoza1:27:07Cheri Blauwet1:50:06
2002 Results March 3, 2002
OpenSteven Ndungu2:10:27Lyubov Denisova2:28:49
MastersJose Díaz (46)2:41:07Tatyana Podznyakova (47)2:30:26
WheelchairErnst Van Dyk1:28:44Ariadne Hernandez1:55:01
2001 Results March 4, 2001
OpenSteven Ndungu2:13:13Elana Paramonova2:35:58
MastersRaymond Baradas (41)2:38:43Teresa Boches-Saban (44)3:05:20
WheelchairSaúl Mendoza1:32:50Ariadne Hernandez2:04:30
2000 Results March 5, 2000
OpenBenson Mutiisya Mbithi2:11:55Jane Salumae2:33:33
MastersMarco Ortíz (50)2:27:33Judy Maguire (41)2:58:21
WheelchairSaúl Mendoza1:42:33Jean Driscoll2:12:17
1999 Results March 14, 1999
OpenSimon Bor2:09:25Irina Bogacheva2:30:32
MastersFederico Yax2:32:19Judy Maguire2:54:12
WheelchairSaúl Mendoza1:28:43Deanna Sodoma2:03:44
1998 Results March 29, 1998
OpenZebedayo Bayo2:11:21Lornah Kiplagat2:33:58
MastersPeter Rischl2:31:53Candy Clark3:08:56
WheelchairSaúl Mendoza1:29:57Kazu Hatanaka1:56:55
1997 Results March 2, 1997
OpenEl-Maati Chaham2:14:16Lornah Kiplagat2:33:50
MastersYoshio Ishizuka2:36:14Philomena Chandra3:03:10
WheelchairSaúl Mendoza1:37:27Luise Sauvage1:49:22
1996 Results March 3, 1996
OpenJose Luis Molina2:13:23Lyubov Klochko2:30:30
MastersHugo Juárez2:33:26Lorraine Gersitz3:11:50
WheelchairHeinz Frei1:27:10Jean Driscoll1:46:09
1995 Results March 5, 1995
OpenRolando Vera2:11:391 Nadia Prasad2:29:48
MastersJohn Bednarksi2:36:40Alfreda Iglehart3:13:29
WheelchairPaul Wiggins1:36:06Jean Driscoll1:52:51
1994 Results March 6, 1994
OpenPaul Pilkington2:12:13Olga Appell2:28:12
MastersGregg Horner2:34:20Emma Scaunich2:37:05
WheelchairPhillipe Couprie1:34:52Connie Hansen1:48:58
1993 Results March 7, 1993
OpenJoselido Rocha2:14:28Lyubov Klochko2:39:48
MastersDennis Bock2:36:32Candy Dodge3:03:10
WheelchairJan Mattern1:32:15Connie Hansen1:51:26
1992 Results March 1, 1992
OpenJohn Treacy2:12:29 Madina Biktagirova2:26:23
MastersManuel García Pérez2:25:35Sandra Marshall3:02:47
WheelchairJim Knaub1:40:53Connie Hansen1:56:17
1991 Results March 3, 1991
OpenMark Plastes2:10:29Cathy O'Brien2:29:38
MastersJohn Campbell2:14:33Priscilla Webb2:40:20
WheelchairJim Knaub1:40:43Connie Hansen1:57:11
1990 Results March 4, 1990
OpenPedro Ortíz2:11:54Julie Isphording2:32:25
MastersJohn Campbell2:20:15Graziela Striuli3:26:48
WheelchairMoustapha Badid1:45:40Ann Cody-Morris2:03:49
1989 Results March 5, 1989
OpenArt Boileau2:13:01Zoya Ivanova2:34:42
MastersJohn Campbell2:17:51Carol Mather3:02:57
WheelchairJim Knaub1:46:52Candace Cable-Brookes2:07:03
1988 Results March 6, 1988
OpenMartín Mondragón2:10:19Blanca Jaime2:36:11
MastersBob Schlau2:19:27Harolene Walters2:54:18
WheelchairBob Molinatti1:56:35Candace Cable-Brookes2:19:38
1987 Results March 1, 1987
OpenArt Boileau2:13:08Nancy Ditz2:35:24
MastersVictor Mora García2:19:44Barbara Fituze2:47:21
WheelchairTed Vance1:54:06Candace Cable-Brookes2:05:45
1986 Results March 9, 1986
OpenRic Sayre2:12:59Nancy Ditz2:36:27
MastersKjell-Rick Stahl2:19:20Harolene Walters2:57:26
WheelchairBob Molinatti2:16:36Candace Cable-Brookes2:23:10


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Legacy Runners

As of March 2007, there were 254 runners that have completed every Los Angeles Marathon since the first race was run in 1986. The 22nd Los Angeles Marathon was held March 4, 2007 on a brand new course that started near Universal Studios and finished in downtown Los Angeles in front of the library. This was the first point-to-point course in this marathon's history.

The term Legacy runners is defined as runners that have completed all the Los Angeles Marathons. Their numbers decrease year by year but there remains a group that is approximately 10 times larger than that of any other major marathon.

Deaths

  • 2006 - Raul Reyna, age 53 (Heart attack at mile 24)
  • 2006 - James Leone, age 61 (Heart attack at mile 3)
  • 1990 - William McKinney, age 59 (Heart failure at mile 21)

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