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  • L.A. Marathon-ageddon: Bring it on

    L.A. Marathon-ageddon: Bring it on
    Each year, the city of Los Angeles clears a path through traffic-choked streets from east to west for a marathon that in March drew 24,000 runners. Now, a coalition of civic, business and political leaders wants to add another race on the same weekend...
  • 6 hospitalized for heat injuries in Pasadena half marathon

    6 hospitalized for heat injuries in Pasadena half marathon
    Six runners who braved a half marathon in Pasadena amid record-breaking temperatures Sunday morning were hospitalized for heat-related conditions, authorities said. Paramedics treated 15 people for heat-related injuries along the course of the 3,500-...
  • Indianapolis 500 preview: Will there be another four-time winner?

    Indianapolis 500 preview: Will there be another four-time winner?
    INDIANAPOLIS -- As 200,000 spectators poured into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday morning, the question was whether they'll see history at this year's Indianapolis 500. Helio Castroneves and Dario Franchitti are trying to become four-time...
  • Shannon Farar-Griefer hears the call of the wild Badwater race

    Shannon Farar-Griefer hears the call of the wild Badwater race
    Ultramarathons are to running what the Marquis de Sade was to romance. Not sure I support such extremism. When one of the sport's stars, a frantic rabbit by the name of Shannon Farar-Griefer, runs the infamous Badwater, she races on desert roads so hot...
  • High security, bomb dogs and a moment of silence at O.C. Marathon

    High security, bomb dogs and a moment of silence at O.C. Marathon
    Security was ramped up, bomb-sniffing dogs made their rounds and a moment of silence was observed before the first runners kicked off the annual O.C. Marathon on Sunday. Boston, it seemed, was on everyone’s mind. Kimberly O'Donnell, a 23-year-...
  • Bomb blast couldn't keep him down in Boston

    Bomb blast couldn't keep him down in Boston
    Called up Bill Iffrig the other morning; he answers — no agent, no publicist. We chat awhile about running and how he came to be America's most famous marathon man. Iffrig is the older gentleman — all table legs and elbows — blown...
  • For Boston, drawing a lesson from 9/11

    For Boston, drawing a lesson from 9/11
    There it was on the screen, tragic and terrifying, another senseless act of cowardice. This time in Boston. Like everyone else Monday, I was upset, angry and at a loss for words. So I called two people who have been through this before. Tom Frost of...
  • Ultra-runner Scott Jurek on training and diet

    Ultra-runner Scott Jurek on training and diet
    Scott Jurek is a nice guy who exhibits none of the sanctimonious proselytizing that vegans sometimes do. He's also a guy who gave up a fast-food burger diet and runs what many consider to be obscenely long distances. How long? In 2010, he ran an...
  • OC Marathon winners successfully defend their titles

     
    Peter Omae Ayieni and Maika Carlsen defended their titles in the OC Marathon on Sunday, winning the men’s and women’s divisions for their second and third consecutive years, respectively....
  • Downtown L.A. streets to close for nighttime half-marathon

     
    Road closures are planned Saturday night in downtown Los Angeles and Elysian Park to make way for a half-marathon that will take runners inside Dodger Stadium....
  • L.A. Marathon: Young and old enjoy the fun

     
    LA Marathon: Young and old enjoy the fun...