Sea of runners
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The scene

Sea of runners
Runners head toward the finish line downtown Sunday during the Los Angeles Marathon. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Spectators cheer
Spectators along Hope Street cheer on a runner headed for the finish line downtown during the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Laban Moiben
Laban Moiben, left, on his way to finishing first in the Los Angeles Marathon men’s division Sunday. Moiben finished with a time of 02:13:51. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Wheelchair portion of the Los Angeles Marathon
Shirley Riley, center, prepares for the beginning of the wheelchair portion of the 2008 Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Rod Summers of Westlake Village stretches before the start of the L.A. Marathon on Sunday. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Crossing the finish line
Matthew Simmons is hugged by his mother, Lisa, after crossing the finish line Sunday in the L.A. Marathon with a torch in honor of his father who was killed in the line of duty. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Back of the pack
Runners jog at the back of the pack Sunday during the start of the Los Angeles Marathon near Universal City. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)