L.A. Marathon: The 29th Annual Race Begins

More than 20,000 runners, walkers and wheelchair racers joined early Sunday in the kickoff of the 29th annual Los Angeles Marathon — a 26.2-mile course that runs from downtown to the ocean.

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The 2014 Asics L.A. Marathon got underway on March 9, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The marathon officially began at 7:10 a.m. under clear skies at Dodger Stadium, with the women elite runners starting first, followed by the elite men and the full field.

Street closures will run throughout downtown, Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica and will remain in place for at least three hours. Some of the major closures  include portions of Sunset, Hollywood and Santa Monica boulevards. The race ends in Santa Monica.

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