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Marathon goes Hollywood after overhaul

Updated: March 19, 2010, 6:34 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

The Los Angeles Marathon is still 26.2 miles long.

That's about all this year's marathon has in common with last year's, or any other of the 24 Los Angeles Marathons.

From start to finish, concept to execution, dream to daylight on race day this Sunday morning, everything is different.

Except the length -- that part is non-negotiable.

Why the complete overhaul?

"It just wasn't inspiring running through light industrial areas near downtown," said Peter Abraham, ...

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