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L.A. Marathon: After five miles, Wesley Korir is in the lead

March 20, 2011 |  8:20 am

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

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