|Justin Patananan, 2:31:16 Open Marathon Champion|
The 26th Honda LA Marathon presented by Asics hosted the 2012 USATF Southern California Association Marathon Championshipson March 18. The weather report forecasted a reprise of the previous year’s edition as a bitter wind and a torrential downpour greeted runners at the Expo a day ahead of the race. Fortunately, the inclement weather receded in the early morning on race day to give way to near perfect conditions. Almost 23,000 participants ran the stadium to sea course. The scenic trek started at Dodger Stadium and passed many iconic landmarks along the way through Chinatown, Downtown, Hollywood, and Brentwood before finishing at the ocean shores of Santa Monica.
|Sara Raschiator, 2:50:04, Women’s Open Champion
|Nicholas Bowden, 2:38:19|
|Ingrid Walters, 3:07:34|