Photo by Alireza Kia/Alireza Kia Photography
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Photo by Alireza Kia/Alireza Kia Photography
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On Sunday, March 17, 2013 the 2013 ASICS LA Marathon was held from Los Angeles Dodger Stadium to the Sea at Santa Monica, California.

Erick Mose from Kenya wins the Men’s race. Mose won in an unofficial time of 2:09:43. The marathon record stands in 2:08:24.

Aleksandra Duliba from Belarus wins the Women’s race at the 28th ASICS Los Angeles Marathon 2013 on Sunday which it was her marathon debut, and Kenyan Erick Mose won the Men’s race with a personal best.

Duliba led 21 of 26 miles, including the final 14, and finished in 2 hours, 26 minutes, 8 seconds, breaking the Belarusian national record by 15 seconds.

The women’s and men’s winners each receive $25,000. In addition to the $25,000 first prize, Duliba won a $50,000 bonus as the first elite runner to cross the finish line, 2:09 ahead of Mose, who won in 2:09:44. The women started 18:35 ahead of the men.

Keter finished second while Nicholas Chelimo, also of Kenya, was third in 2:10:41.

28th Annual ASICS LA Marathon 2013 results:

Male Leaderboard

Pos. Name City, State Bib Sex Age Pace Diff Time
1 Erick Mose (KEN) Toluca 11 M 26 4:57 +0:00 2:09:43.01
2 Julius Keter (KEN) Kapsabet 14 M 24 4:59 +0:47.45 2:10:30.46
3 Nicholas Chelimo (KEN) Ngong Hills 2 M 30 4:59 +0:59.66 2:10:42.67
4 Weldon Kirui (KEN) Kericho 6 M 24 4:59 +1:07.46 2:10:50.47
5 Vitaly Shafar (UKR) Kiev 15 M 31 5:05 +3:46.58 2:13:29.59
6 Philemon Baaru (KEN) Nairobi 4 M 31 5:08 +4:55.97 2:14:38.98
7 Nick Arciniaga (USA) Flagstaff, AZ 12 M 29 5:14 +7:21.30 2:17:04.31
8 Chris Chavez (USA) Menlo Park, CA 16 M 26 5:19 +9:37.21 2:19:20.22
9 Benard Onsare (CAN) Calgary, Al 1134 M 30 5:31 +15:05.47 2:24:48.48
10 Jared Abuya (USA) Colorado Springs, CO 1159 M 36 5:32 +15:33.18 2:25:16.19

Female Leaderboard

Pos. Name City, State Bib Sex Age Pace Diff Time
1 Aleksandra Duliba (BLR) Minsk F10 F 27 5:34 +0:00 2:26:07.45
2 Zemzem Ahmed (ETH) Addis Ababa F4 F 28 5:44 +4:23.82 2:30:31.27
3 Deena Kastor (USA) Mammoth Lakes, CA F1 F 40 5:49 +6:30.99 2:32:38.44
4 Aberash Nesga (ETH) Addis Ababa F6 F 27 6:00 +11:01.77 2:37:09.22
5 Colleen De Reuck (USA) Boulder, CO F3 F 48 6:09 +15:16.25 2:41:23.70
6 Joanna Zeiger (USA) Boulder, CO F9 F 42 6:17 +18:40.58 2:44:48.03
7 Ailsa MacDonald (CAN) St Albert, Al 2412 F 32 6:25 +22:07.86 2:48:15.31
8 Julia Budniak (USA) Los Angeles, CA 24353 F 32 6:28 +23:22.42 2:49:29.87
9 Natalie Stein (USA) North Hollywood, CA 1224 F 30 6:47 +31:46.49 2:57:53.94
10 Kate Freeman (USA) Los Angeles, CA 1211 F 31 6:48 +32:22.05 2:58:29.50

About The ASICS LA Marathon:
They inspire athletes and connect communities. With thousands of volunteers,tens of thousands of participants and hundreds ofthousands of spectators,the ASICS LA Marathon is one of the largest organized road races in the country. The Stadium to the Sea course, which starts at Dodger Stadium and finishes by the Santa Monica Pier, is considered one of the most scenic in the world. The race has been
named Best Big City Race by Runner’s World and Best Marathon in the West by Competitor Magazine. For more information visit http://www.lamarathon.com

Source: Los Angeles Marathon

Photos credit to: Photo by Alireza Kia/Alireza Kia Photography and Francois Palais/Francois Palais Photography for Diversity News Magazine.

Editor’s Note: Congratulations to the winners! Our Executive Editor-In-Chief Esteban Escobar aka Steven Escobar contributed to this story.

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