I hate marathons. I don't get why we have them. So we shower some lucky Kenyan (What? It's true.) gobs of cash and put the rest of the city in traffic hell. So why annoy the rest of the population while rewarding so few? I have no idea why. It causes crazy gridlock. Maybe all big cities need marathons to prove their big cityness, but no other gets crippled the way LA does when traffic is slowed. It's like a Laker parade, but citywide. It took me an hour fifteen to make a usual 15 minute trip. Let's move that marathon to Covina, don't they root for the Lakers too?