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L.A. marathoners will encounter wet weather -- again

March 14, 2012 |  8:06 am

Photo: Kelly Gneiting's pace begins to slow as he heads into the 10th mile of the Los Angeles Marathon in 2011, but he finished the run. His time: 9 hours, 48 minutes and 52 seconds. Credit: Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times.For the second year in a row, runners will hit wet weather during the L.A. Marathon.

The marathon takes place Sunday, when about a half-inch of rain is expected. There won't be any hail or thunderstorms, but there will be showers, said Bonnie Bartling, National Weather Service specialist. Temperatures will be cool as well, with a high of about 54 degrees.

Last year, runners were drenched as they ran 26.2 miles from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica. "We had a big dump last year," Bartling said.

The L.A. Marathon is still accepting registrations for the event, which starts at 7:24 a.m.

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Photo: Kelly Gneiting's pace begins to slow as he heads into the 10th mile of the Los Angeles Marathon in 2011, but he finished the run. His time: 9 hours, 48 minutes and 52 seconds. Credit: Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times.

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