26,000 Runners Took On 39th Los Angeles Marathon

Post-covid it was tough for sporting events and races to come back with the same registration numbers pre-pandemic.

Luckily, this year was a hit for the 39th Los Angeles Marathon presented by Asics with 26,000 runners. 40% of the racers were first-time marathoners.

Starting at Dodgers Stadium and finishing at Avenue of the Stars, runners from all around the world took on the 26.2 mile course; from Mexico to Chile and many LA Locals.

Kenya dominated Sunday, taking the top two spots in the men’s field and the top spot in the women’s race in the second-largest field in the event’s history.

Dominic Ngeno won the race in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 11 minutes, while Stacy Ndiwa captured her second consecutive women’s title in 2:25:28.97.

Last year, Diplo ran and this year Anna Wilson, a former Stanford basketball player who helped the Cardinal win the 2021 NCAA championship, ran the marathon in 4:16:04 in her debut effort at 26.2 miles. She’s the younger sister of Super Bowl champion quarterback Russell Wilson, who was among the many family members and friends who celebrated with her at the finish line!

Russell Wilson, Ciara and family!

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