Tomorrow is the Los Angeles Marathon with over 26,000 runners toeing the starting line. The starting time is not exactly the same time that all the runners had signed up at, however. Because of expected record heat, organizers have moved the start time back 30 minutes – from 7:25am to 6:55am. This will allow better spacing amongst the runners and give them a bit of reprieve from the sun and the heat of the morning.
Last night, to celebrate the marathon, the LA Marathon course was lit by 26 lights at the mile markers of the race. It was lit for a little over 90 minutes by 124 spotlights, courtesy of title sponsor ASICS. People that spotted the show were encouraged to post the shots on social media with the hashtag #ABC7Eyewitness. I have never run the marathon itself but have run much of the actual course and it is a very scenic one! Being able to see it lit up in the sky had to be pretty cool – watch the video at this link for some great shots of the light display.
For me, I will be interested to follow the marathon itself tomorrow as a fast couple vies for the win. Ryan Hall is racing the marathon after not having a great marathon in a while and his wife, Sara, will be running the marathon distance for the first time. Her progression to the marathon has been dotted by success at the distances leading up to it so she should enjoy a good race. If you want to catch some videos about the marathon and maybe the marathon itself (it had said something about live marathon video), check out this link.