The LA Marathon ran the streets of Los Angeles Sunday morning with the runners finding themselves in poor weather conditions. As the weathermen promised, the rain came to the Southland Saturday night and it hasn’t stopped all day on Sunday. Leaving those who competed in today’s run wet and without too many fans. The normal cheering from the fans was minimal as most didn’t find space on the course to give encouragement to the runners as the fans stayed indoors.
Markos Geneti beat all his competitors in the field and came in with a new record on the streets of Santa Monica this morning. Beating the competition by minutes instead of the typical seconds, a personal best of 2 hours 6 minutes 35 seconds and capturing the record for the competition.
Unfortunately, many of the fans (ourselves included) stayed indoors and watched the foot race live on television and kept track on Internet. When it comes to rain, residents tend to shy away from going out and those who did are considered brave. We wanted to go to Santa Monica to watch, but it was just too cold.
The weather during the race has not been kind to those who are competing for their personal bests. Several cases of hypothermia have been reported and there were huge puddles the competitors had to run through making the course all that much chillier.
Take a look at the photo show of the course. No fans and too much rain. Last year it was such a difference picture!