36th Los Angeles Marathon Winners Announced – NBC Los Angeles


Participants in the 36th Los Angeles Marathon set off for races on Sunday morning, and the male and female winners have already crossed the finish line.

John Korir of Kenya is the winner in the men’s race with a time of two hours, 12 minutes and 47 seconds. Her victory comes two years after being overtaken in the last 200 meters.

The men’s race has been won by a Kenyan every year since 1999 except for 2011, 2014 and 2020 where it has been won by Ethiopians. An American runner won the last men’s race in 1994.

Fellow Kenyan Edwin Kimutai finished second in the men with a time of two hours, 18 minutes and one second, while Emmanuel Mesel of Eritrea was third with a time of two hours, 18 minutes and 17 seconds.

Natasha Cockram of Wales is the winner in the women’s competition, with an unofficial time of two hours, 33 minutes and 16 seconds. She is the third non-African woman to win in the last 12 races, joining runners from the former Soviet Union who have won twice. An American runner won the last women’s race in 1994.

Kenyan Antonia Kwambai finished second in the women’s competition with a time of two hours, 37 minutes and 35 seconds. Russian Nina Zarina finished third with a time of two hours, 37 seconds and 36 seconds.

Male and female winners each receive $ 6,000, finalists $ 2,500 each and runners-up $ 1,500 each.

The Los Angeles Marathon route starts at Dodger Stadium this year, heads south to downtown Los Angeles, west to Santa Monica, then back to the Avenue of the Stars in Century City. for the finish line.

The route, called the Stadium to the Stars course, also passes through Echo Park, Hollywood, West Hollywood and Brentwood.

The map below contains detailed information on road closures.

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The gates opened at 3 a.m. on Sunday morning, with wheelchair competitors starting at 6.30 a.m., Elite women starting at 6.45 a.m. and Elite men and the full peloton at 6:55 a.m.

Organizers estimated the field had more than 13,000 runners, from 50 nations and 50 states, and 127 runners who ran the previous 35 editions of the race.

This year, 70 graduates of Students Run LA’s free marathon training program for at-risk middle and high school students participated in the marathon. Los Angeles mayoral candidate Joe Buscaino showed up with them.

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test was required prior to entry for all participants, staff, volunteers, media and spectators entering the secure area of ​​the start line at Dodger Stadium.

Face coverings were required inside the secure starting line area of ​​Dodger Stadium, except when they were actively eating or drinking. The riders were allowed to remove their face coverings after crossing the start line.

The organizers recommended that spectators along the route wear face coverings as well as all those attending the finish line festival.

Look at him full program of events here.

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