2015 ASICS 30th LA Marathon was Fun even with Record Heat
From the Stadium to the Sea
The 2015 ASICS LA Marathon had record heat yesterday but 22,333 runners came in having fun regardless. They started at Dodger's Stadium in Los Angeles and finished at the Santa Monica shore. This is a newer route as the LA Marathon (when I used to run it) was pretty much a loop in LA.
They called this a 'run within a run' as the top USA runners were qualifying for the Boston Marathon and for the USATF Championship which had a monetary prize 1-15th place for males and females.
1. Daniel Limo- Kenya
2. Lani Rutto- Kenya
3. Jared Ward- USA
*USA Male runners placed #3, and #6-10.
1. Olga Kimaiyo- Kenya
2. Natalya Puchkova- Russsia
3. Blake Russell- USA
*USA female runners placed #3, and #5-10.
Even with record breaking heat issues, the medical incidences were low. Stats on Injuries:
35- Transported to hospital due to heat issues. A 61 yr old male had a heart attack but was revived and transported to a nearby hospital.
187- Treated during the run.
250- Had minor injuries.
Running is a great activity for physical and mental fitness. If you have never run a race, 5K- Marathon, you should try it but remember to start slow and build up. Watch the LA Marathon on TV and it will certainly get you mentally prepared to start running. Many running clubs out there, magazines and books to help you prepare.
CONGRATS to everyone who finished the race (5K, Wheelchair Division and Marathon) and to all the organizers and volunteers!
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