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Runners Broadcast LA Marathon Highlights on Social Media

Ethiopian runners swept the men’s and women’s elite divisions at the 29th annual Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday morning



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    Competitors hold signs to indicate the 29th running at the start of the Los Angeles Marathon at Dodger Stadium on March 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

    The 29th annual Los Angeles Marathon kicked off early Sunday morning, drawing scads of participants and spectators from Southern California and beyond.

    The race started in Chavez Ravine and ended near Pacific Coast Highway, with dozens of Los Angeles landmarks along the 26.2-mile course.

    Ethiopian runners Amane Gobena and Gebo Burka won the women's and men's elite divisions, respectively.

    Races began at around 7 a.m. and lasted throughout most of the day and afternoon.

    Commuters were affected by the marathon, with many streets and public transportation routes either closed or redirected.

    Roads will reopen throughout the day Sunday with the latest barricades lifting at around 9 p.m.

    Runners and supporters took to social media to upload some of their highlights from the event. Take a look at our digital scrapbook: