Kenyan Erick Mose wins men’s race in an unofficial time of 2:09:43 for the 28th Asics L.A. Marathon in Santa Monica, Calif., Sunday March 17, 2013. At left is Kevin Wulff, CEO of ASICS America. Frank McCourt, president of the McCourt Group and owner of the Los Angeles Marathon, second from right, and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
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Some of the participants running down Hollywood boulevard as volunteers handout water during the annual Asics LA Marathon on March 17, 2013 in Hollywood , California. The marathon, attended by over 24 thousand participants, started at Dodger's stadium in Los Angeles and finished in Santa Monica pier.
Updated: Angeleno Heights resident Laura Birek captured the L.A. Marathon Sunday in a two-minute time lapse video, which we've embedded below. Thanks to the Eastsider LA and LAist for pointing it out.
Previously: Aleksandra Duliba of Belarus won the 28th AsicsLos Angeles Marathon on Sunday in her marathon debut, and Kenyan Erick Mose won the men's race with a personal best.
Duliba led 21 of 26 miles, including the final 14, and finished in 2 hours, 26 minutes, 8 seconds, breaking the Belarusian national record by 15 seconds. In addition to the $25,000 first prize, Duliba won a $50,000 bonus as the first elite runner to cross the finish line, 2:09 ahead of Mose, who won in 2:09:44. The women started 18:35 ahead of the men.
Duliba and Ethiopian Zemzem Ahmed broke away from the pack in mile 11. Ahmed seemed content to draft off Kuliba for much of the next eight miles, but Duliba left her in mile 19. Ahmed finished second in 2:30:32.
Mose and Julius Keter raced as part of a pack of 10 runners for the first 15 miles. By mile 22, the pack had thinned to six, and before the mile was up, the two broke away. Mose left Keter in mile 25. Keter finished in 2:10:31, followed by Nicholas Chelimo of Kenya in 2:10:43.
Deena Kastor, the 2004 Olympic bronze medalist who came into the race with the fastestmarathon time among the elite women, fell back in mile 5 and never threatened. She finished third in 2:32:39.