After leading for several miles, Aleksandra Duliba grabbed her hamstring, a slight hitch in her stride. Rebounding quickly, the Russian went on to win the women's division and the gender challenge at the 2013 Los Angeles Marathon.
In her marathon debut, Duliba, 27, finished in an unofffical time of 2:26:08.
Breaking away at mile 24, Erick Mose of Kenya finished first overall for the men in an unofficial time of 2:09:43.
Zemzem Ahmed, who led the race for a time, finished in second for the women in 2:30:33.
American Deena Kastor, at age 40, completed the course in 2:32:38. Kastor grew in nearby Augoura, Hills, California and trains in Mammoth Lakes, California.
Julius Keter and Philemon Baaru rounded out the top three in the men's division.
Conditions for the race were cool and overcast for the start at Dodger Stadium and remained that way for the top finishers as they crossed the line in Santa Monica.
** Please note, all times are unofficial. Official times will be posted later today.