Road Race Stats - Marathons & Other Running Races

Monday, March 20, 2006

2006 LA Marathon Results

The weather was ideal for yesterday's LA Marathon. Temperature in Downtown LA was 53°F at 8:47am yesterday with clear skies and calm winds. This must have helped the runners. Both the men and women's course records were broken. A woman won the Battle-of-the-Sexes Challenge. Lidiya Grigoryeva of Russia broke the women's course record with a time of 2:25:10. She finished 16 seconds before the men's winner, Benson Cherono of Kenya. The race officials gave the elite women a lead of 16:46. This was based on the exact time difference between the men's and women's course records. Last year's differential was 15:50 which wasn't enough for last year's women's winner, Lyubov Denisov, to win the challenge (more, LA Times).

Later this week, I'll put together the stats for yesterday's marathon.


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