Thousands of runners took part in the 2022 Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday and KTLA 5 had exclusive live coverage of the race from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The race followed the 26.2-mile “Stadium to the Stars” course, which began at Dodger Stadium, ran through West Hollywood and Beverly Hills before ending on Avenue of the Stars in Century City.
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The course wound through downtown L.A., Little Tokyo, Hollywood and other areas. It followed its traditional route until Brentwood, where runners doubled back on San Vicente, Sepulveda and Santa Monica Boulevard before finishing at Avenue of the Stars.
The race kicked off with the wheelchair start at 6:30 a.m., followed by the pro and elite age women at 6:40 a.m. and then the pro men and full field at 6:55 a.m.
Kenya’s John Korir won his second consecutive L.A. Marathon in the men’s division with a time of 2:09:08 and a pace of 4:55/mile. Fellow Kenyan Delvine Meringor took home the women’s title with a time of 2:25:04.
Last year, Korir finished in 2 hours, 12 minutes, 48 seconds. Natasha Cockram of Wales won the women’s race in 2 hours, 33 minutes, 17 seconds.
The Official Finish Festival was held at Century Park on 2000 Avenue of the Stars from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The event featured live entertainment, a beer garden presented by Heineken 0.0, merchandise and post-race recovery activations.
There was also entertainment throughout the race course, including performances by Kelly’s Lot, Las Colibri, the Beatunes, YOLA and The Tribe, as well as circus performers, aerial dancers, stilt walkers, jugglers, hoop dancers and ball walkers.