CSUN group runs the LA Marathon

2013 L. A. Marathon

Exploring all the angles, social media tells the story of this year’s sold out LA Marathon through the perspective of racers, volunteers, celebrities and spectators.

Storified by Daily Sundial· Mon, Mar 18 2013 23:36:27

CSUN group runs at the LA MarathonDailySundial
Good luck tomorrow #ASICS @lamarathon runners! Remember: ARRIVE EARLY!!!! And have a GREAT RACE! #RUNLA #ALAM13LA Marathon
The fun is about to begin! Can’t wait to see you at @thenutribullet Health & Fitness Expo tomorrow! #RUNLA #ALAM13 http://pic.twitter.com/ovAgBp7jSrLA Marathon
Course Map – LA MarathonHere's the Official Course Map for the 2013 ASICS LA Marathon. Start planning …
Running the #LAMarathon Sunday to raise $$ for the Leukemia&Lymphoma Society. If you’d like to support, click here!: http://pages.teamintraining.org/los/la13/cegglesfieColin Egglesfield
Deena Kastor, who won a medal in the 2004 Olympics, will be at today’s @lamarathon. Read more: http://es.pn/Z2lJTN http://pic.twitter.com/j4ABCSlr4mTucson Marathon
Porta Potties are ready for the LA Marathonrebeccadru
Get your gear ready …
Opting out of wearing St. Patty’s themed gear for the #lamarathon. I’ve been looking forward to today for a while. http://pic.twitter.com/AiG3DrZwjoSamuel Gardner III
Getting prepped to shoot tonight’s crash Race & LA Marathon tomorrow morning.David Inostroza
#adidas #running #shoes #13 #black #yellow #kanadia #tr5s #runstrong http://instagr.am/p/W5UYv4zIEl/Anthony
Real-Time Street Closure Info for the 2013 #LosAngeles Marathon http://bit.ly/in-Los-Angeles #RunLA #ALAM13 #LAmarathon #LAtrafficLAFD Conversation
@emmeblack better is! #arrowhead #lamarathon13 #laexpo #betteris #lamarathon http://pic.twitter.com/aGaUfrgrzPasddd
Live updates to come throughout the day for the ASICS LA Marathon! http://commuterama.com/ #LAMarathon #LAtrafficCommuterama
Thanks everyone 4 your donations and support 4 my run tomorrow! #lamarathon http://instagr.am/p/W7y71DrpcK/Colin Egglesfield
I can’t wait for the LA marathon only 26.2 miles ! #ierc #AsicsLAMarathon http://pic.twitter.com/nV2w6mpkBOLuis
Everyone running the @lamarathon with me tomorrow best of luck tomorrow and have a great time running it!!!! #AsicsLAMarathon #lamarathonHill Runner ?
Getting ready for the LA MARATHON tomorrow!rebeccadru
Today’s the day…
Time to get rise & shine! Get ready for this looong run & listening to all @Pitbull #LAMarathon I here I come!Ashley luvs Pitbull
So excited for my friends running the #LAMarathon today! :DHoney Dip
Judge goes the distance for friends on skid row in #LAMarathon http://lat.ms/ZZwNWj #LA @lamarathonLA Times Photography
Los Angeles, I cannot wait to party w/ you at The Troubadour! Make sure you get ur tix!Dom Liberati
@tails2810 @tay110ylorjack @abbiestrong @richpowell13 good luck to you all #runstrongRichard Ward
#carbing up before the #crash #marathon #race which will take place in just a couple of #hours #teamnosleep #late #night #grub with my #boii @morris_ef9 #hollywood #lamarathon #bikeride #52miles #foodporn #manuellasspecial #pasta #chicken #shrimp #ilovefood #bikerideforhealthDouglas Frezh
Training is 90% physical, 10% mental. Racing is 10% physical and 90% mental. Don’t neglect mental strength in training. #runstrongRelentlessRoadrunner
I love LA! I think I’m the only one that says that anymore. #losangeles #California #runla http://instagr.am/p/W8UekGQXSE/BryanL2H
#lamarathon #dadByron Guerrero
Gay Games Ambassador @jiwallace123 is ready to run #LAMarathon &still needs ur help for the AI http://gaygames.org/wp/blog/2013/03/17/gay-games-ambassador-ji-wallace-is-ready-to-run-the-la-marathon-and-still-needs-your-help-for-the-aids-project-los-angeles/ http://pic.twitter.com/zezfO3r6NgSammy Butler
LA Marathon 2013 map: Where not to drive, where NOT to park …1 day ago … The L.A. Marathon returns again this Sunday, bringing temporary parking restrictions, bus route detours and road closures…
Fuck you #lamarathon #tow #noparkingGustavo
Love and Schmoo LA Marathon Street Closure WEHO CArebeccadru
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#LAMarathon ready! :) @jlynlopezMarianne Ng
Gonna be an early 26.3 mile #ride 4am #cycling #lamarathon #bikeSteven
#happyrunners #runhappy #instarunners #runriotrilogy #rununited1 #unilab #run #halfmarathon #21km… http://instagr.am/p/W85xIKS_iv/Ria Aguilar
Todo listo para mañana! #PlayRunning #trailrunning #runhappy http://pic.twitter.com/go4wyxLblsfelipe valencia
@kandthecity @drstephanieward so great to see you today ladies! #runhappy #runbrooks #LAMarathon http://pic.twitter.com/QsrfCmoWT8Toby / BrooksGuru3
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ASICS Runners Boardplanetc1
ASICS Billboard on Sunset Blvdplanetc1
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LA Marathon 2013 Expo Route Posterbloodyeyeballs
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2013 LA Marathon 2013 Expo – Los Angeles Convention Centerfenshall1
The Race…
Our Homeboy runners are off and running the Los Angeles Marathon today. Let’s wish them all well. http://pic.twitter.com/uWYt0mOr3VHomeboy Industries
Walking to Mass,Los Angeles marathon passes by,took a pic & shouted ‘Paula Mc Gilloway is faster than you.’ http://pic.twitter.com/h7q2l9oOaOMartin McGuinness
http://wp.me/p2mVuP-49u Time-lapse photography of the 2013 Los Angeles Marathon http://yfrog.com/obvtyxujHans Gutknecht
The Winners
Kenyan Erick Mose has won the men’s race, after outkicking countryman Julius Keter in the 24th mile #popmarathon #LA http://pic.twitter.com/YTvJ2MJxq3Taeko Morimura
Erick Mose raises arms as he crosses finish of @lamarathon http://pic.twitter.com/YD3DE6pkuMGreg Spotts
Erick Mose, winner of todays’s #lamarathon with trophy! http://pic.twitter.com/hqP5nUR4cATerrel Hale
With an impressive time , Aleksandra Duliba was the first woman to cross the @lamarathon finish line. #winning http://pic.twitter.com/D8RJB4mtPGLA Mayor’s Office
RT @RACER_USA: Congrats Alexandra Duliba for winning the LA Marathon! http://pic.twitter.com/unAabgslQn #LAMarathon #winnerGoody Awards
Ganadores de #LAMarathon 2013, Aleksandra Duliba y Erick Mose (via Asics en Instagram) http://pic.twitter.com/Yz7aEAkTN5TW1TTERRUNNERS
For more photos from the LA Marathon check out the Group Album on Flickr 
Los Angeles MarathonWe inspire athletes and connect communities. With thousands of volunteers, tens of thousands of participants and hundreds of thousands of…

 

After seven years of training volunteers to run the LA Marathon, kinesiology professor Steven Loy said it would be his last time leading the group, but for many group members it was their first.

Around 23,000 people participated in the 28th annual LA Marathon on Sunday, including about 60 who trained with Loy.

“It’s so special to be able to help [these participants] accomplish that goal [of completing the marathon], something that most of them would never think of trying,” Loy said.

It was the first marathon for many students, including Carol Martinez, 22, a kinesiology major.

“I was nervous, excited, anxious—everything [before the run]. It was just a bunch of emotions,” she said.

Martinez’s goal was to complete the 26.2-mile course, and she did in about six hours.

Participants were given eight hours to complete the course, but first-time marathon runner and kinesiology major Mike Wong finished in less than four hours.

“I wasn’t really worried about the time anymore when I got to mile 20. I just knew I wanted to complete it,” he said.

The course is dubbed “Stadium to the Sea” because it starts at Dodger Stadium and ends on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica. Runners pass through several LA landmarks including Hollywood and Highland at mile 12 and Rodeo Drive at mile 17.

As they passed through, event staff cheered on participants from the sidelines and handed water to runners.

Spectators joined in too, making snacks like peanut butter filled pretzels available, and even offered Vaseline to help prevent chafing and blisters.

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, many participants donned crazy get-ups.

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