LA Marathon HQ is up and running after the holiday break, and it’s busier than ever as we get ready for the 2010 event. The race is only 75 days away and approaching like a freight train. Our New Year’s resolution is to put on the best LA Marathon ever. What’s yours? Are you going to run a PR this year? Get off the couch and run your first marathon? Use running as a way to affect positive change in your life and those around you? Think about it. However, if your plans include this year’s LA Marathon, don’t wait too long. The registrations are coming in at a record pace, and we’re capping the field at 25,000. We hope the Marathon and running are both part of your New Year’s resolution, and we look forward to seeing you all on the starting line on March 21st.
You’ve seen a video with some of the highlights of our Stadium to Sea route, but now we’ve got the actual turn-by-turn course finished. Here’s a video we put together to show you the way. In addition, we’ve got a detailed Google map on the site, complete with icons along the course. We couldn’t be more excited for all of the runners in this year’s race.
While watching Meb Keflezighi’s inspiring victory last weekend at the New York Marathon, I was reminded of this segment we shot with Rod Dixon earlier this year. In it, he recounts his own thrilling New York victory in 1983. Rod came from behind in the last quarter mile to win the closest race in New York history. I’ve watched this clip many times, and it never gets old. Try watching this and not getting inspired. I dare you!