L.A. Marathon: Let the chase begin
The elite men took off at 7:43 a.m. in the L.A. Marathon.
During a news conference on Friday, the majority of them said their goal was to beat the women and win the $100,000 gender challenge. The women were given a 17-minute, 3-second handicap.
The women just passed through Chinatown and are on their way to Little Tokyo.
-- Melissa Rohlin