Advertisement
Share

L.A. Marathon: Thousands evaluated for hypothermia

This article was originally on a blog post platform and may be missing photos, graphics or links. See About archive blog posts.

Thousands of runners at the Los Angeles Marathon have been evaluated for hypothermia and 25 have been transported to local hospitals, according to Santa Monica fire Capt. Judah Mitchell.

‘Most of them sat and recovered on their own,’ Mitchell said.

At 4:40 p.m., he said around 70% of runners have completed the 26.2-mile race from Dodger Stadium to Ocean Avenue and California Avenue in Santa Monica. There were 23,542 entrants, 9.6% less than last year. The number of people who showed up to run, though, has not yet been released.

Advertisement

The runners battled torrential rains and shin-deep puddles. About 1.72 inches of rain have fallen in Santa Monica and downtown while two inches of rain have fallen in Beverly Hills.

ALSO:

Photos from L.A. Marathon 2011

Markos Geneti shatters L.A. Marathon race record

Kelly Gneiting sets record as heaviest man to finish L.A. Marathon

--Melissa Rohlin


Advertisement