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August 5, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDON - U.S. marathoner Desiree Davila, who had been dealing with a hip flexor injury that hampered her training, dropped out of the Olympic marathon on Sunday. The event was won by Tiki Gelana of Ethiopia in an Olympic-record time of two hours, 23 minutes and seven seconds. Priscah Jeptoo of Kenya was second in 2:23.12, and Tatyana Petrova Arkhipova of Russia was third in 2:23.29. Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher of the U.S. were 10th and 11th, respectively. Flanagan finished in 2:25.51 and Goucher in 2:26.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1989
As a native Southern Californian, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of the volunteers and the people of Los Angeles for their support in making your marathon such a wonderful success (March 5). As a transplanted Texan, I found it refreshing and enjoyable to return to Los Angeles to again experience its cultural diversity and community spirit. Thank you from one who completed the course with the help of so many. TONY JIMENEZ III San Antonio, Texas
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1986
It would be most interesting to learn where the Los Angeles Police Department spokesman got his information that the marathon caused "scarcely any disruption to traffic flow." He obviously didn't talk to the traffic officers on duty at, say, Santa Monica and Vine, or Sunset and Crescent Heights, nor to the hundreds of drivers who were trapped in the West Hollywood area. It was chaos. I imagine similar scenes occurred at other sections of the route as the runners started streaming by. Didn't it occur to the planners that the whole city was not going to come to a halt because there was a marathon going on?
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March 3, 1996 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After 10 years of starting and finishing at the Coliseum, the Los Angeles Marathon goes downtown today, starting its 11th annual race at Eighth and Figueroa streets and finishing it at the Los Angeles Central Library at Fifth and Flower. And if everything seems a little confused to spectators along the way, it may be because of the course.
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March 18, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
Beneath surprisingly sunny skies, Fatuma Sado won the 27th annual L.A. Marathon in the women's category on Sunday, posting a time of 2 hours, 25 minutes and 39 seconds. [Updated at 10:25 a.m.: Officials had earlier said Sado's finishing time was 2:25:38. Her official time of 2:25:39 was the fourth-fastest performance in the women's race in Los Angeles. ] Simon Njoroge, a 31-year-old from Kenya, won the men's side, posting a time of 2:12:12 in the 26.2-mile race that began at Dodger Stadium and finished in Santa Monica.  Both runners won $25,000 for their first-place finishes as well as a Honda CRV valued at about $30,000, and because Sado crossed the finish line first overall, she won a $100,000 gender challenge bonus.
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