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@cmd8908

Beverly Hills, CA Raving since 2022 Active 1 year, 4 months ago

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Marathon Los Angeles, CA Mar 19, 2023 4:41:46

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Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Los Angeles, CA Mar 19, 2023 4:41:46
Marathon Los Angeles, CA Mar 20, 2022

My Raves

This was my second year running LA Marathon and my 2nd marathon. Weather was good and as usual, the course is scenic, taking you past many iconic LA sites and … MORE

This was my second year running LA Marathon and my 2nd marathon. Weather was good and as usual, the course is scenic, taking you past many iconic LA sites and neighborhoods which other have described. That being said, it is pretty hilly early on and there are long rolling hills in the last 8 miles. The finish this year was uphill on Santa Monica Blvd in Century City. It was nice to be able to see the finish line. Plenty of aid stations though fewer in the last 8 miles. Fantastic crowd support. Pick up bottled water if you can at the end from supporters. Worst part is the freeway overpass by the Veterans Administration- road is particularly pot holed and uneven there and it’s an uphill/downhill without any crowd support or aid stations. Medals are
Nice. Start and finish are very crowded. Get there early and have a plan for pick up/meeting family.

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
5
SWAG
4

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I think other runners have very thoroughly reviewed this race. I agree that it’s a fairly hilly course at the beginning and at the end though it is billed as … MORE

I think other runners have very thoroughly reviewed this race. I agree that it’s a fairly hilly course at the beginning and at the end though it is billed as a net downhill. Plenty of aid stations in the first 20 miles but essentially only one official in the last six miles. The worst part is indeed where you run up a long gradual uphill along sepulveda Blvd and under freeway overpass through the VA grounds because it gets hot, there are no crowds to cheer you on and no aid stations either. Plenty of spectators handing out drinks and snacks where there were crowds but I was hesitant to consume stuff given the pandemic etc. This was my first marathon so I had no idea what to expect but I think I would have done better during this segment if the course continued into Santa Monica as it used to prior to the pandemic as the old finish was a gradual downhill with more interesting scenery. The out and back finish was not fun! Also because you can’t see the finish line and they don’t have any distance markers, it’s
Hard to know when to push towards the finish. I say this because I live in this area and I couldn’t judge the distance to the finish. Fun race but difficult finish.

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
4
SWAG
3

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