The Ethiopian had never run a marathon, wasn’t used to racing in the rain and had a pain in his stomach, but it didn’t stop him from recordng the best time in event history.

Markos GenetiMarkos Geneti begins to celebrate after his record-setting victory in the L.A. Marathon. (Katie Falkenberg / For The Times / March 20, 2011)
By Melissa Rohlin
On one of the stormiest days in L.A. Marathon history, Markos Geneti had a lot of things working against him. Continue reading “Markos Geneti beats the odds, and record, to win L.A. Marathon”