Taking a ride on the wild side
L.A. Marathon Crash Race highlights growth of unsanctioned racing in U.S.
As runners participating in the Los Angeles Marathon were just starting to rouse for their big race in the early hours of a Sunday morning earlier this month, the city's underground cycling community was already several beers deep, celebrating the victors in their own event along the same 26.2-mile route.
Men's geared winner and overall champion Evan Stade crossed the finish line of the pre-marathon cycling event -- officially known as the L.A. Marathon Crash Race -- at around 5:15 ...
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