Runners participate in the 28th Asics L.A. Marathon on Sunday, March 17, 2013 in Los Angeles. 24,000 participated in the 26.2 mile course starting at Dodger Stadium and ending on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, Calif.
Posts Tagged ‘Marathon’
Category Asics, California, Dodger Stadium, LA, LA Marathon, Los Angeles, Marathon, Student Run LA
Category 13.1 Marathon, Boardwalk, California, LA, LA Half Marathon, Los Angeles, Los Angeles 13.1 Marathon, Photography, Photojournalism, Silhouette, Sports, Sports Photography, Sunrise, Venice, Venice Beach, Venice Boardwalk
Category Chinatown, Hollywood Blvd, LA Marathon, Photography, Sports, Sports Photography, Street Photograph
Today started grey with no rain and about when the masses hit mile 3 the sky opened up and it started to pour. The rain never stopped and for the most part did not put a damper on the spirits of the runners or the family members coming out to root them on.
Over 25,000 runners took part in the 26th running of the LA Marathon on Sunday, March 20th 2011.
Runners run past orange peels passed out by spectators in front of the Pantages Theater on Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood.
The runners embraced the rain along the whole 26.2 mile course.
A runner in the steps into a puddle on Hollywood Blvd while running through the rainy LA Marathon on Sunday, March 20th 2011.
A spectator of the 26th running of the LA Marathon snaps a photo of the runners on Hollywood Blvd using her cell phone on the fourth floor of the Hollywood & Highland Mall on Sunday, March 20th 2011.
The Stadium to Sea LA Marathon course was lined with supporter cheering the runners on.
John the runner pose’s for his mother in front of where Jimmy Kimmel films his nightly talk show on Hollywood Blvd.
The Stadium to Sea LA Marathon course started at the Dodger Stadium and finished at the Santa Monica Pier along the 26.2 mile course the runners passed numerous LA landmarks including the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd.
Category 13.1 Marathon, Los Angeles, Marathon, Photography, Sports Photography, Starving For Gravity, Street Photograph, Sunrise, Venice, Venice Boardwalk, Venice High School, Westchester High School
Over 2,500 runners took over the Venice Boardwalk and Venice Blvd on Sunday, January 16th 13.1 Marathon® and 5k. The morning started with an amazing sunrise and brought with it ideal conditions for running the 13.1 mile course.
The morning sunrise at Venice Beach.
Runners of the 13.1 Marathon® run by a grocery store along Venice Blvd.
Along the course were multiple entertainers. Evan the fire breather blows fire to amusement of the runners and spectators.
The elite runners start off the 13.1 Marathon® on the Venice Boardwalk.
Westchester’s drum line lined the street indulging the runners with upbeat music.
Westchester’s cymbal players jump and slap the cymbals under their legs while performing on the course.
Category LA Marathon, Los Angeles, Photography, Santa Monica, Street Photograph
Category LA Marathon, Los Angeles, Photography, Santa Monica
I spent the first few hours taking pictures downtown. I then spent some time on Hollywood Blvd. and in the middle of the day I made the trek to Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica to witness the runners cross the finish line. It was no easy task getting to Santa Monica. The traffic was a nightmare and parking was even worse. I parked 15 blocks away and walked to the finish line. No complaints about the distance because walking 15 blocks is nothing compared to running 26.2 miles. I found a spot about a quarter of mile from the finish line. This vantage point gave me a clear view of the runners and allowed me to snap pictures of their emotional finish.
My friend Kevin, who ran his first marathon, described the last mile as being filled with thousands of spectators cheering on the runners and motivating them to push forward through their pain. He teared up when his brother joined him on the course for the last stretch of mile 25. This final encouragement is what he needed to cross the finish line. Kevin reached his goal and left nothing on the course.
The LA Marathon is one of my favorite things about Los Angeles. Each year I look forward to race day, as the marathon brings out the best in the city. The 26.2 mile trek winds through a multitude of neighborhoods showcasing the best of that part of the city. Community members line the street cheering on complete strangers, passing on their good wishes and support. Even thorough traffic is worse on a race day, it’s worth it. The Marathon brings the city closer together for the day. It’s a proud day to be a member of this LARGE city.
Over the next week, I will be sharing photos taken from the LA Marathon. 26,000 people laced up their shoes and participated in the 26.2 mile race. Starting at historic Dodger Stadium, they weaved through landmarks of Los Angeles and ended up at the Santa Monica Pier.
The first three photos are an overview of race day. I found myself on a bridge looking down on the runners. Being on the bridge allowed me to complete a goal I set for myself for the day to find unique angles to capture the runners. The bird’s eye view is a unique perspective. Ultimately, I wish I could have been higher up to capture more of a bird’s eye view. In addition, I wanted to showcase the massive amount of runners in the marathon.
Category Photography, Photography Exhibit, Santa Monica College
I submitted two photographs for the Of Water: Photography Exhibit at Santa Monica College. Both of my prints made it into the show. In case you are unable to see the exhibit in the flesh here are my two submissions.