Cheer Runners:Check Street Closures
The LA Marathon will take place this Sunday, March 24. About 24,000 athletes from 50 states and 63 countries have signed up for the event.
The race starts at Dodger Stadium at 6:30 a.m. with the wheelchair racers; followed at 6:42 a.m. by the handcycles; 6:45 a.m. the elite women start; and at 6:55 a.m. the elite men and the full field enter the course.
The end of the race is in Santa Monica, near the pier. The race crosses into West L.A. at Mile 21, which is at Wilshire Boulevard and the VA. From there runners move onto San Vicente Boulevard to Ocean Avenue and the end of the race.
San Vicente, in West L.A. and Santa Monica, will be closed at 5 a.m. Sunday morning. San Vicente at the intersection of Montana is projected to open at 2:36 p.m. and at 18th Street at 3:08 p.m.
Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica from San Vicente to Pico Boulevard will be closed from midnight Saturday to 5 p.m. Sunday. If you plan to travel to Santa Monica leave extra time to navigate streets. For full street closures, visit: lamarathon.com/race-weekend/street-closures.
In 2018, the first male to cross the finish line was 29-year-old Weldon Kirui. The Kenyan finished the course in a time of 2:11.47. The last male to cross the line was 76-year-old Low Dong, who did the 26.2 miles in 12 hours.
The female winner was Ethopian Sule Gedo, 28, who finished in a time of 2:33.49. the last female to cross the finish line, Joy Bland, 49, had a time of 9:32.50.