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Kenyans stage closest finish in L.A. Marathon history

LOS ANGELES — Elisha Barno passed fellow Kenyan John Korir in the final 200 yards to win the 34th annual Los Angeles Marathon in the closest men’s race in the event’s history, while Askale Merachi of Ethiopia set a course record to capture first place in the women’s race. Barno completed the 26-mile, 385-yard “Stadium…

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24,000 runners to take part in 2019 L.A. Marathon

LOS ANGELES — More than 24,000 runners will gather at Dodger Stadium March 24 for the 34th running of the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon. Two-time Los Angeles Marathon champion Weldon Kirui of Kenya returns to defend his title over the 26-plus-mile that extends to the beach in Santa Monica and runs through many of…

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