Cool air – 59 degrees – cloudy skies and moderate humidity aided 24,000 Los Angeles marathon runners, plus tens of thousands of spectators, to enjoy the city’s biggest 26.2 mile party today.
As of 2:30 p.m. p.m., firefighters had treated 72 people for medical problems during the race. Of those, 10 people were hospitalized, four of them with immediate, life-threatening medical issues.
In West Hollywood, an MTA bus on a marathon-caused detour scraped two parked cars on a narrow side street. Nobody was hurt in the mishap, on Cynthia Avenue at Palm Drive, a spectator said.
All but four miles of the marathon route and cross streets had been reopened to traffic by 2:30 p.m., according to authorities. East of Brentwood, stragglers were reportedly using traffic lights and sidewalks to walk to the Santa Monica finish line.
Police wanted to remind people that drones were not permitted over the marathon route.