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L.A. Marathon essentials

L.A. Marathon essentials
Weldon Kirui of Kenya was the first to cross the finish line at last year's L.A. Marathon. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

More than 24,000 runners and mild weather are expected for the 32nd Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday.

The 26.2.-mile "Stadium to the Sea" course that was implemented in 2010 begins at Dodger Stadium and goes through Echo Park, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills to the finish line in Santa Monica. The race kicks off at 6:30 a.m. with the wheelchair participants, followed by the women's elite field at 6:45 and the rest of the participants at 6:55.

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Sunday is expected to be mostly cloudy with temperatures at about 73 degrees in the L.A. Basin and upper 60s at the coast. Last year the race was held in February to coincide with the U.S. Olympic Trials, but it was still mild with a noon temperature of 69 degrees. It was a race-record 88 degrees two years ago.

The men's elite field includes defending champion Weldon Kirui and 2015 winner Daniel Limo, both of Kenya. Ethiopia's Mestawet Tufa and Biruktayit Degefa head the women's field.

The total purse is $100,000 for the men's and women's fields, with $23,000 each for first place.

For more race and street closures information go to lamarathon.com 101 110 405 110 10 5 San Vicente Blvd. START FINISH Los Angeles 1 MILE West Hollywood Beverly Hills L.A. Marathon March 19, 2017 L.A. Marathon March 19, 2017 Santa Monica SANTA MONICA PIER DODGER Stadium Hollywood Blvd. Santa Monica Blvd. Ocean Ave. Doheny Dr. Glendale Blvd. Temple St. Main St. Sunset Blvd. Sunset Blvd. Race course Freeway ramp closures (will close beginning at 3 a.m.) 101 northbound Will open at Spring St. 9:50 a.m. Grand Ave. 10:05 a.m. Echo Park Ave/ Glendale Blvd. 10:20 a.m. Hollywood Blvd. 11:40 a.m. Gower St. 11:18 a.m. Highland Blvd. Noon 101 southbound Will open at Temple St. 10:05 a.m. Broadway 10:05 a.m. Highland Blvd. 11:44 a.m. Vine St. 11:18 a.m. Gower St. 11:18 a.m. Hollywood Blvd. 11:18 a.m. 110 northbound Will open at Hill St./Stadium Way 9:35 a.m. Temple St. 9:42 a.m. 110 southbound Will open at Hill St. 9:35 a.m. Stadium Way 9:35 a.m. Sunset Blvd. 9:20 a.m. 405 southbound Close Open Santa Monica Blvd. 4:45 a.m. 2:20 p.m. Wilshire Blvd. 4:45 a.m. 2:30 p.m. PCH Ocean/ Appian Way Midnight 9 p.m. Source: Asics L.A. Marathon @latimesgraphics
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