2019 L.A. Marathon: Thousands Race From Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica

Thousands of runners from around the world trekked 26.2 miles from the Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica for the 34th annual Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday.

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Some 24,000 people representing all 50 states and 67 countries participated in the race, which kicked off  at 6:30 a.m.

The route looped around downtown L.A. before turning onto Sunset Boulevard and extending west through Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Century City and West L.A. Runners crossed the finish line on Ocean Avenue near the Santa Monica Pier.

Elisha Barno came out on top after passing fellow Kenyan John Korir in the closest finish in L.A. Marathon history. Ethiopian Askale Merachi set a race record and won on the women's side.

Portions of major thoroughfares including Sunset, Wilshire, Santa Monica and Sepulveda boulevards shut down for the race along with several ramps on both directions of the 101, the southbound 405 and the Pacific Coast Highway. The L.A. Marathon's website has details on street closures. Metro also announced service detours to accommodate the race and spectators.

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