World Class runners from Kenya take 1st, 3rd, and 5th in The LA Marathon’s iconic “Stadium to the Sea” course . In a very close race that went down to the very last 1/4 mile: Kenyan- Weldon Kirui – The 2016 men’s champion-(Below photos on right of Weldon -right after crossing the finish line in a time of 2:11:47- as all the media take his photo and congratulate him on a great race) :
. . .beat out by 10 seconds Gebresadik Adihana from Ethiopia , with Weldon’s teammate from Kenya- Elisha Barno – The 2017 men’s champion – finished third with a time of 2:12:14, and the 3rd Kenyan in the top ten: Daniel Limo – who won in The LA Marathon in 2015- finished 5th in 2:17:03 !
Weldon Kirui who had led the pack, battled Gebresadik Adihana throughout the last several miles of the race and pulled ahead decisively at mile 24, which made it an exciting race ! So check out our feature video of the exciting finish of this race.
24,000 Runners, that included the 70 “Elite” – the above mentioned World and Olympic runners, ran from LA Dodger Stadium – to The Santa Monica Beach area on Ocean and California, to complete the iconic “Stadium to the Sea” course. This included as in the photo above- 3 Elvis runners / “Elvi”, and Marilyn Monroe- who ran together the whole way, and below photo of a person dressed as a Flamingo.
There was live entertainment, including more than 50 bands, 500 cheerleaders, 4 entertainment centers and 90 cheer zones set the stage for an exciting day. On both days before The LA Marathon was The Health & Fitness Expo at The LA Convention Center: with 120 vendors with great health related products for Athletes and Non-Athletes alike, such as sponsors below: For increased recovery, and to help to improve from any injuries that you may have: we suggest that you wear on your feet and lower legs – 2XU USA compression socks-which is the latest in technology. So for more info go to : 2xu.com :
Also for increased recovery, and to help to improve from any injuries that you may have: we suggest putting KT Tape over any area of your body that you may have some pain. Go to : KTTape.com for more details. : Our news staff tried Manuka Sport products , and we can all tell you that not only did their gels, protein and energy powders, taste great – it also was very healthy and helped in our performance and endurance throughout our day ! The most premium grade honey in the world comes from New Zealand and Manuka Sport sources honey from the very best producers. Manuka Honey is known for the natural health benefits beyond the role of a sweetener. Currently, Manuka honey is researched and used extensively worldwide as an effective means for treating hard to heal wounds in both human and veterinarian care. For more details and to order their products go to : manukasportus.com See below photo of their booth at The LA Marathon Health & Fitness Expo at The LA Convention Center:
All of our news staff of : Margie Rey, Steve Taylor, John Gumboc, and Richard Marcella, will be bringing you more in depth news segments on all of these great products that were at The LA Marathon Health & Fitness Expo, and more news stories from race day at The 2018 LA Marathon . For the complete story go to: entertainmentandsportstoday.com, on Facebook & Instagram: @entertainmentandsportstoday , and Youtube.com/entertainmenttodaytv www.lamarathon.com @lamarathon