A very L.A. marathon
For the more than 22,000 runners and a legion of volunteers, this Sunday’s Los Angeles Marathon and bike tour will showcase the City of Angels. The top women runners start at 7:57 a.m., followed 20 minutes and 30 seconds later by the top men. The route is mostly on the flatter, faster course first used in 2002.
Marathoners can count on a water station each mile of the way as they tackle the hills and pass some landmarks.
By the numbers
$75,000 - bonus to first person to cross the finish line
45,000 - athletes and guests expected to stay at least four days
$50 million - amount those athletes and guests are expected to spend
$2 million - projected sales to 60,000 visitors at three-day Quality of Life Expo associated with the marathon
7:30 to 11 a.m
time of live broadcast on KNBC-TV, Channel 4, and Telemundo, Channel 52
49 - Metro Bus lines disrupted by the event (Spectators can get close to the start, finish and last few miles by using the Metro Rail system, however.)