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first_imgAnd many appreciated being able to get back and forth on the Red Line. “I’m very happy,” said Lee Gluckman of Redondo Beach, who followed his wife during the race by hopping on and off the subway, which followed the course for much of the way. “There’s no way I’d be able to do this driving.” Another welcome sight was people cheering the runners on, although there were few people lining the streets at the start or in East L.A., two of the new changes to the route. “Koreatown was great,” said Tina Sarafa of Manhattan Beach. “Some kids gave me high fives and that was worth its weight in gold.” Others enjoyed the view. “I liked all the landmarks – the Hollywood Bowl, the Coliseum and coming over the bridge on Sixth Street, you really got a nice view of the skyline,” said Steve Olear of Lakewood after his 12th L.A. race was delayed when he helped a couple of friends get aid from the heat. “This was more interesting than previous courses.” It was an interesting day, too, for Will Campbell of Silverlake. And a long one. He rode in the bike race at 6 a.m. and then walked the marathon, but was disappointed that the shuttle bus that in years past had taken riders from the finish of the bike race in Exposition Park to the start of the marathon had been scrapped. He had to scramble to change, ran to the Red Line and got to the start about 20 minutes late. “It was like a marathon within a marathon,” he said. [email protected] (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – The decision to have the Los Angeles Marathon start and finish in different places for the first time in the race’s 22-year history drew mixed reviews from the masses. Some runners said they liked the convenience of being able to park close to the start near Universal Studios or spend the night at a downtown hotel near the finish. center_img Others, though, were not so thrilled. Several runners said they didn’t know the race started in the Valley until they arrived downtown Sunday morning, and added if such a notice was in the runners’ packets it wasn’t noticeable enough. “I’ll never do L.A. again,” said Cory Coder of Hermosa Beach, who was running in his third Los Angeles race and 20th marathon. “There should be a shuttle. “To have to get here two hours before the race is ridiculous.” Many complained about the heat and said the starting time should be moved from about 8:30 to at least 7:30, although the presence along the course of many fire trucks, whose firefighters used their hoses to cool off runners, drew praise. last_img read more


first_imgA SUSPECT has been arrested by Gardai and two people treated for minor injuries after a high speed car chase.The incident in the Finn Valley led to a Garda alert last evening.A vehicle later crashed near Killygordon. As Gardaí continued their extensive operation a man was seen fleeing the scene of the crash and officers gave pursuit.A man was later arrested.It’s understood a suspect was taken to Letterkenny Garda Station for questioning about a number of alleged motoring offences including drink-driving, speeding, driving a stolen vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident.  SUSPECT QUIZZED AFTER STOLEN CAR SMASH was last modified: May 15th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:arrestcrashKillygordonsuspectlast_img read more