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The Honda LA Marathon’s renowned “Stadium to the Sea” athletic experience will become even better this year, thanks to a slew of improvements that will enhance the race for athletes and spectators alike. Working with a range of specialists, the Marathon has enacted cutting-edge improvements in transportation, technology and race logistics to ensure the March 18th
event is the best Honda LA Marathon yet.

The new changes will impact several areas of critical importance to participants and observers, from providing greater, more secure storage space for athletes’ gear to improving traffic flow into Dodger Stadium for the Marathon’s start. The enhancements reflect the ongoing commitment of race organizers to create a top-quality marathon experience for thousands of competitors, as well as hundreds of thousands of fans who will be cheering them on.

The 2012 Honda LA Marathon to be held on Sunday, March 18th,  it’s 26.2 miles to stardom. The race is expected to draw in excess of 25,000 participants for the third running of the marathon’s wildly successful “Stadium to the Sea” route, which takes runners from Dodger Stadium to the Santa Monica Pier, with a highlight reel of sights in between: famous districts such as Chinatown and Little Tokyo;iconic areas including the Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive; and noteworthy L.A. landmarks Walt Disney Concert Hall, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, the Capitol Records Building and many more.

Following a successful 2011 race in which Ethiopia’s Markos Geneti set a new race record of 2:06:35 despite wet weather, organizers anticipate an even larger and more diverse field of runners from across California, throughout the United States and around the world. Runners will reach the starting line as
spring hits Los Angeles, enjoying an iconic course that takes advantage of Southern California’s signature assets: beautiful beaches, palm tree-lined streets and countless sights along the way.

“This is a world-class route that is fast and fun, whether you’re an elite runner or a first-time marathoner,” said LA MARATHON LLC Chief Operating Officer Nick Curl. “There’s no better way to see Southern California than running the streets of Los Angeles from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica, with so many great neighborhoods in between. Building on two years of experience with this fantastic course, the 2012 race is shaping up to be our best yet.

About The Honda LA Marathon:
The Honda LA Marathon gives runners and fans a unique way to experience the beauty and diversity of Los Angeles with the race’s third year of the iconic “Stadium to the Sea” course. Runners will begin at Dodger Stadium and continue through Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Echo Park and Silver Lake, passing world-famous landmarks including the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Pantages Theatre, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive. The race ends on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, near the Santa Monica Pier. The energy, enthusiasm and entertainment to be found along the course is unparalleled. For more information visit http://www.lamarathon.com

Source: lamarathon.com & DiversityNewsMagazine.com
Photo credit to: Francois Palais for Diversity News Magazine
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