Will the LA Marathon start in rainy weather?


A light rain is expected to greet runners at the start of the 37th annual LA Marathon on Sunday, but the skies will clear quickly for the thousands of participants completing the 26.2-mile distance.

A drizzle is expected between 3am and 7am, with temperatures hovering around 50 degrees early in the race, said David Gomberg, weather forecaster with the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

By noon the temperature will be 68 degrees in breezy conditions. Runners can expect winds of 8 to 12 mph from the northwest with gusts of up to 15 mph in the mid to late morning.

Wheelchair users start at 6:30 am, followed by elite female runners at 6:45 am and elite runners at 6:55 am

“After 7 a.m. it will be partly cloudy, but the threat of rain should have passed,” Gomberg said.

The marathon is expected to attract approximately 15,000 runners from around the world for the course, which winds through some of LA’s most iconic neighborhoods. dozens of streets and freeway ramps will be closed during the race, which begins at Dodger Stadium.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-03-19/will-l-a-marathon-begin-under-rainy-skies Will the LA Marathon start in rainy weather?

Dais Johnston

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