Sunday, March 18, 2018

The leaders of the pack at the 2018 L.A. Marathon...

Even though I may not be running the L.A. Marathon this year I always get excited about race day, especially when I get to see the elite runners leading the pack today running down San Vicente Boulevard in West Hollywood just before Mile 15.

2018 LA Marathon leading pack
On Cooper's second morning walk we got to see this year's winners run by, who were Kenya's Welson Kirui for the male elite runners (his second win in three years) and Ethiopia's Sule Utura Gedo for the women's elite runners.
LA Marathon 2018 men leading pack
I also got to see some of my friends who were running the race this year and hoping to qualify for the Boston Marathon, and it seemed like the perfect weather, cool, clear and not too hot.

I really miss running, but one too many marathons has left me with a back injury I just can't shake, so I'm not sure I'll get to run another one in the future.
LA Marathon 2018 women leading pack
At least I'll have all my race day memories from my previous marathons of running L.A. five times, New York twice, Vancouver twice, London, Honolulu and San Francisco once.

Happy race day L.A., and to all those people annoyed that the roads are closed for one morning, take a chill pill...

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