The 25th annual LA Marathon took place here in SoCal yesterday and for the first time ever was a completely sold out event. Additionally, the race route — titled City to the Sea — was an entirely new one that allowed participants to run from Dodger Stadium near downtown LA all the way to the ocean in Santa Monica, passing famed LA landmarks along the way. Among the runners in this year’s LA marathon was actor Shia LaBeouf … behold:
Shia LaBeouf, chef Gordon Ramsay and “Lord of the Rings” star Sean Astin will be among those making history in the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 21. The trio will be among the celebrities taking part in the run, which has sold out for the first time in its 25-year history. Twenty-five thousand marathon men and women will gather at Dodgers Stadium for the start on Sunday morning. Wrestler-turned-film star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and actress Julia Louis-Dreyfuss will be among the stars cheering on the runners at checkpoints along the route.
Last year’s LA Marathon winner Wesley Korir was, once again, the winner this year with a time of 02:09:19 … but runs like this aren’t about who wins, they are about successful completion of the course no matter how long it takes. Shia here completed the run with a time of 04:37:18, coming in at #5839 (with a rating of 45.3% for his Sex Grade, MEN 18 TO 24). I don’t think I could ever handle a marathon run so my hat is off to Shia and anyone else who is able to successfully complete a marathon. Congrats!!