Acknowledging concerns in the wake of the
Garcetti, who was on hand at
"You can rest assure people will be safe here," he said.
The mayor noted that the 26.2-mile race, which attracts participants from all over the world, runs through Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills and ends at the ocean in Santa Monica. He said the race captures the "spirit of L.A."
Garcetti joked that he may be the first mayor to run in a marathon -- next year. He said he would have to train and prepare for it.
"We'll see," he said.