| Sep 27, 2013
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...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 5:07 PM
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-...
| May 26, 2013
| 8:45 AM
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...
| May 24, 2013
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...
| May 5, 2013
| 9:04 PM
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-...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 7:30 AM
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...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 8:44 PM
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...
| Jul 7, 2012
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...
| May 6, 2012
| 4:36 PM
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....
| Jan 5, 2013
| 4:04 PM
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....
| Mar 17, 2013
| 10:13 AM
LA Marathon: Young and old enjoy the fun...