More than 24,000 runners are expected to participate in the Los Angeles Marathon this Sunday.

The race starts at 6:30 a.m., with the 26.2-mile "Stadium to the Sea" route beginning at Dodger Stadium and ending at Ocean and California avenues in Santa Monica.

Why are you running the L.A. Marathon?

People decide to put themselves through the grueling process of running 26.2 miles for a wide range of reasons. Check out some quick stories from the starting line. 

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