Nearly 600 Santa Monicans registered for the Los Angeles Marathon, but not everyone finished, according to figures released by the race’s organizers.
To check out who finished and by what time, the marathon has created a web page with names, ages, and other information on all the participants. Just enter a name or city and see who ranked where. The website is www.lamarathon.com. Click on “race results.”
Of the more than 23,000 who registered, race officials said 19,743 completed the grueling, rain-soaked 26.2 miles. It is believed nearly 450 Santa Monicans completed the run.
The first man to cross the finish line was Markos Geneti with a time of 2 hours, 6 minutes. The first woman was Buzunesh Deba with a time of 2 hours, 26 minutes.
Congratulations to all who finished.
— Daily Press
Red Cross renders aid
The American Red Cross of Santa Monica was called in to render aid Sunday to hundreds of runners in the Los Angeles Marathon who were experiencing hypothermia and exhaustion due to the cold winds and driving rains that were lashing the race course, officials with the nonprofit said Monday.
City Hall’s Emergency Preparedness Office and the Santa Monica Fire Department set up an impromptu shelter at the finish line in the Fairmont-Miramar Hotel on Ocean Avenue to help the more than 200 people there who were experiencing weather and temperature-related distress after running the race.
Officials with the Red Cross said they handed out almost 400 thermal and /or cotton blankets to shivering runners.
Rain storm knocks out power
More than 1,000 Santa Monicans living near the Civic Center lost power Sunday due to the heavy rain storm, which knocked down power lines, officials with Southern California Edison said.
Power was restored by 3 a.m. Monday, said spokeswoman Lois Pitter Bruce. The power outage reached from Pico Boulevard to Marine Street, and Fourth Street to Barnard Way.
Initial reports said nearly 3,000 residents were without power.
Santa Monica received nearly 3 inches of rain Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
The rain forced several road closures, including a section of the California Incline. California Highway Patrol reopened the roadway, which connects to Pacific Coast Highway, shortly after 10 a.m.
Rock slides, pavement collapses and flooding were reported on PCH in the Malibu area, blocking parts of the roadway at times.