September 27, 2013 |
Each year, the city of Los Angeles clears a path through traffic-choked streets from east to west for a marathon that in March drew 24,000 runners. Now, a coalition of civic, business and political leaders wants to add another race on the same weekend in March 2016: the U.S. Olympic marathon trials. The city has put in a bid, and on Sunday a delegation from USA Track and Field, the national governing body, will come to Los Angeles to evaluate it as a site. If the city's bid is successful, the trials will be held here to determine which U.S. marathoners go to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
September 20, 2013 |
"Breaking Bad" is about to conclude on AMC, and to give it one last hurrah, the cable channel is planning a major marathon of every "Breaking Bad" episode in the week before the final episode on Sept. 29. This will come as especially good news for people who have been curious to be part of the show's finale but aren't Netflix subscribers. The first 4 1/2 seasons are available for binge-watching there. But for those who want to watch the series straight from AMC, the marathon begins at 8 p.m. Wednesday and continues through to late Friday night.
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September 7, 2013 |
John Odom struggled to describe what it was like to be back home in Southern California. He had spent the last five months on the East Coast recovering from injuries he sustained in the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured more than 260 others. "You don't have really the words to describe the feeling to walk in that front door - just such a great feeling inside that, oh my God, I'm home," Odom said in an interview at his home in Torrance on Saturday. "It felt like, for whatever reason, the weight on your shoulders was gone and it was just awesome to be able to go upstairs and get in our own bed. " Odom, 65, and his wife, Karen, returned home from Boston on Friday to a celebration held in his honor by friends and family at a Mexican restaurant in El Segundo.
August 29, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - A friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday for allegedly lying seven times to the FBI about what happened to Tsarnaev's laptop computer and backpack containing fireworks. Robel K. Phillipos of Cambridge, Mass., was charged with two counts of making false and misleading statements about a purported attempt by two other friends to get rid of the incriminating evidence in the April terrorist attack that claimed three lives.
August 18, 2013 |
- There's really no better way to see a place than by foot. Even if the path is 26.2 miles and goes over a 13,800-foot mountain pass. And it's a race. Running a marathon in June along the Inca Trail, high in the Peruvian Andes, seemed like a good idea when I signed up for this trip nine months earlier. Although this marathon left me gasping - because of the scenery, I'm sure - it was worth it once I reached the Sun Gate and viewed the finish line - the spectacular ruins of Machu Picchu - a short distance below.
August 8, 2013 |
Two friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused of bombing the finish line area of the Boston Marathon, have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of hindering the investigation into the attack. Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, both Kazakhstan nationals, were charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice and obstructing justice, U.S. Atty. Carmen Ortiz in Boston announced on Thursday. The men were originally charged in a criminal complaint on May 1. PHOTOS: Manhunt for bombing suspects If convicted, Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov, both 19, face up to 20 years in prison on the obstruction of justice count and up to five years in prison on the conspiracy count, as well as a $250,000 fine.
August 8, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Hours after the FBI released surveillance images of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sent a college friend a hurried text message asking him to go to his dorm room and "take what's there. " "If yu want yu can go to my room and take what's there," he texted on April 18, three days after the bombings that killed three people and injured more than 260 others. Tsarnaev ended with " salam aleikum ," Arabic for "peace be upon you. " According to a federal grand jury indictment issued Thursday in Boston, Dias Kadyrbayev showed the text to a mutual friend, Azamat Tazhayakov.
August 3, 2013 |
To cheers and techno music, Electric Run competitors gathered after sunset with glow sticks and neon spandex, fuzzy hats and face paint to run the 5K night course, accompanied by a light show. "The atmosphere was charged and energetic, and I had a great time," said Simone Slykhous, a participant. "The crowd was huge. " That May Electric Run in Los Angeles is one of hundreds of fun runs that have hit the fitness scene in recent years, runs that are meant to dazzle, impress and inspire fun regardless of ability.
August 2, 2013 |
The controversial magazine cover featuring the accused Boston Marathon bomber has turned out to be a winner for Rolling Stone, proving the advertising adage that all publicity - even the bad - is good. The magazine has taken a lot of heat for putting a dreamy Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover. The picture, which has appeared in other media as well, gives the rock-and-roll star treatment to the man accused of helping to plant two bombs at the finish line area of the Boston Marathon in April.