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L.A. Marathon: After 10 miles, Nicolas Kamakya is in the lead

March 20, 2011 |  8:43 am


After 10 miles, Nicolas Kamakya of Kenya is in the lead in the L.A. Marathon, with a time of 48 minutes and 18 seconds.

Wesley Korir of Kenya led Mile 6 in 4:54, Benjamin Maiyo of Kenya led Mile 7 in 4:42, Kamakya led Mile 8 in 4:37, Mile 9 in 4:42 and Mile 10 in 4:39.

Mile 10 ended at Hollywood Boulevard and Wilton Place.

On the women's side, American Amy Hastings is in the lead with a time of 1:07:44 after 12 miles. This is her first marathon. Ethiopians Mare Dibaba and Buzunesh Deba are right behind her.

The course is relatively flat from the 5 1/2-mile point to the 15-mile point, where there's a sizable downhill portion on San Vicente Boulevard.

-- Melissa Rohlin

Photo: Elite competitors lead a pack of thousands of runners at the start of the L.A. Marathon at Dodger Stadium. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times