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latest news Undeterred by the weather, runners take to the streets for the 38th LA Marathon


More than 20,000 runners took to the streets of Los Angeles early Sunday with cloudy skies and cool temperatures for the 38th annual Los Angeles Marathon race.

The 26.2-mile course spans some of the city’s most iconic neighborhoods including Chinatown, Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Century City.

23-year-old Ryan Stevenson of Pasadena warms up Sunday at Dodger Stadium ahead of the LA Marathon.

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Runners stretch and sit under blankets at Dodger Stadium.

Runners rest and warm up at Dodger Stadium.

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Runners are seated next to a ticket booth at Dodger Stadium.

Runners rest at Dodger Stadium before the 38th LA Marathon.

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Two runners are wrapped in blankets at Dodger Stadium.

Runners rest at Dodger Stadium before the LA Marathon.

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Wheelchair athletes begin the LA Marathon.

Wheelchair participants begin the 38th LA Marathon at Dodger Stadium.

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Marathon runners pass the Hard Rock Cafe.

Male elite runners on Hollywood Boulevard during the 2023 LA Marathon.

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Runners pass crowds of spectators at the LA Marathon

Runners begin the 38th LA Marathon at Dodger Stadium.

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Marathon runners walk past spectators, including one holding cardboard cutouts of a runner's face

Marathon spectators hold cardboard cutouts of runners and other signs of encouragement as the race begins at Dodger Stadium.

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A runner dressed as Marilyn Monroe with a wig, sunglasses and a white dress on the course.

A runner dressed as Marilyn Monroe passes downtown Los Angeles during the 38th Los Angeles Marathon.

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Two women run along Hollywood Boulevard during the 38th Los Angeles Marathon as a person on a motorcycle follows them.

Stacy Ndiwa, right, of Kenya, leads the women’s elite runners along Hollywood Boulevard. Ndiwa won the women’s race with a time of two hours and 31 minutes.

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A runner dressed as Elvis Presley passes City Hall.

A runner dressed as Elvis Presley passes City Hall during the LA Marathon.

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Two runners exchange high-fives as the LA Marathon moves through downtown.

Runners clap their hands as they pass through downtown during the LA Marathon.

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