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Los Angeles Marathon draws 24,000 runners on St. Patrick's Day

Runners participate in the 28th Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 17, 2013.
March 17, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
From the stadium to the sea, 24,000 runners put themselves to the test Sunday at the 28th annual Los Angeles Marathon.

The 26.2-mile race started at Dodger Stadium in Elysian Park then traveled through West Hollywood and Beverly Hills before ending in Santa Monica.

First time marathon runner Aleksandra Duliba of Belarus won the women's race and Kenyan Erick Mose won the men's race.

Duliba led 21 of 26 miles, including the final 14, and finished in 2 hours, 26 minutes, 8 seconds, breaking the Belarusian national record by 15 seconds. In addition to the $25,000 first prize, Duliba won a $50,000 bonus as the first elite runner to cross the finish line, 2:09 ahead of Mose, who won in 2:09:44. The women started 18:35 ahead of the men.

Nearly 5,542 barricades were stationed near the many streets that were blocked for the race. There were also about 550 diversion routes and street closures.

A full list of the streets affected and a course map of the event can be viewed on the L.A. Marathon's website.

For more information, visit www.lamarathon.com


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