Cool, humid weather led to a comparatively-small
number of injuries during today’s Los Angeles Marathon.
By 3:30 p.m. nearly all of the runners had finished the 26 miles from
Dodger Stadium to the Santa Monica Pier.
A total of 101 people had been evaluated by paramedics for possible
injuries. Of those, 14 people were carted off to local hospitals from the race
course, with only two of them needing immediate medical treatment, organizers
Seven people suffered minor injuries.
Temperatures were 20 degrees hotter during the 2015 marathon, and heat
brought down nearly 200 runners in need of hospital care during that year’s
race. that year, fire hoses and cooling stations were used to cool off the
throngs of overheated runners and spectators.
City News Service
Image by Betto Rodrigues