Marathon Crash Race

L.A.'s Unofficial Late Night Bike Marathon

March 19, 2012
Bicyclists take advantage of empty streets closed ahead of the L.A. Marathon for a late night ride.

In the early morning hours of Sunday, March 18, Los Angeles was preparing itself for flooded streets. Rains were expected this night and the morning to come, but the city was more concerned with the 23,000 people who would soon be competing in the 27th annual L.A. Marathon. Five hours before the official start of the race, parking enforcement trucks trolled the city streets to tow away the last remaining cars in the race path.