Saturday, October 22, 2016

And They’re Off: L.A. Marathon runners on their way to Santa Monica

Runners on Glendale Boulevard near Echo Park Lake | Robin Blackman

Runners on Glendale Boulevard near Echo Park Lake | Robin Blackman

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ECHO PARK  — The L.A. Marathon got an early start this morning to allow the more than 26,000 runners a chance to beat the record-high heat expected today. The first group of elite runners arrived in Echo Park before 7:30 a.m.

The 26.-2 mile marathon from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica began at 6:55 a.m., 30 minutes earlier than usual, and the event organizers are encourage runners “to strongly consider running at a slower pace than they would normally plan to run a marathon” given the weather.

#LAMarathon running through #EchoPark.

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  1. As usual The Eastsider brings us the true feel of events occurring in our neighborhoods! Great pictures, thanks to all photographers and Eastsider staff.

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