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Join us as our hosts provide an exclusive interview with Nick Curl, Race Director of The LA Marathon. The LA Marathon has seen its ups and downs, with a newly designed course; the race is destined to be one of the greatest Marathon venues in the world. Join us for an inside look at the race, its history and its future with the man who is shaping the races destiny.
Los Angeles is a popular venue for novice marathoners and on average 53 percent of the runners who make up the field is attempting a marathon for the first time.
The LA Marathon has been through several course layouts since its inception, most of which started and finished in downtown Los Angeles. On September 25, 2008, LA Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, through his affiliate, LA MARATHON LLC, acquired the rights to the marathon. Less than 14 months later, on Nov. 9, 2009, race organizers unveiled a new “Stadium to the Sea” course which shifted the start line to Dodger Stadium and the finish line to the Santa Monica Pier. Due to the enthusiasm generated by the dynamic new point-to-point course, the 2010 edition of the race drew 26,054 registrants (22,361 finishers), making it the largest field in the history of the event.
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