L.A. Marathon: After five miles, Wesley Korir is in the lead
Wesley Korir of Kenya leads the men's pack after five miles with a time of 24 minutes, 44 seconds. A pack of six runners is huddled tightly together.
Korir led Mile 1 in 5:03. Ben Maiyo of Kenya led Mile 2 in 4:47, Mile 3 in 4:49 and Mile 4 in 5:02. Korir led Mile 5 in 5:03.
Between the 3 1/2 mile-point and the 5 1/2-mile point, there was a 185-foot rise, the largest and longest climb on the course.
The race started at Dodger Stadium and Mile 5 was at Temple and Victor streets.
On the women's side, American Amy Hastings, Ethiopian Mare Dibaba and Ethiopian Buzunesh Deba have separated from the pack and are in the lead.
-- Melissa Rohlin