12-Year-Old Girl Set To Race Seven Marathons Across The World For Charity

She’s only 12-year-old and wants to be the youngest female to run seven marathons on seven continents.

CBS Los Angeles–07/29/2014

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And They’re Off! Thousands Of LA Marathoners Pound The Pavement

More than 25,000 runners pounded the pavement Sunday for the 2014 ASICS Los Angeles Marathon.


Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a walk off solo home run in the 11th inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium on July 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers won 1-0 in 11 innings. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Sports Industry Pulled In $4.1B For LA Economy Last Year, Study Shows

Approximately 18.5 million people attended area sports events last year, ranging from major league sports like baseball and basketball, to the L.A. Marathon.


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Security Measures Increased At Local Airports In Wake Of Boston Bombings

Travelers at LAX and other Southland airports saw heightened security Tuesday in the wake the Boston Marathon bombings.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/16/2013

LAPD police officers

LA, OC Authorities Remain On Heightened Alert 1 Day After Boston Bombings

Southland and statewide agencies remained on heightened alert Tuesday following two explosions at the Boston Marathon.



First-Ever Nighttime Half-Marathon Held In Los Angeles

Usually the only people racing through the streets at night are people who have just grabbed someone’s purse.


Julie Weiss plans to run 52 marathons in a year to honor her late father. (credit: CBS)

Woman Vows To Run 52 Marathons In 52 Weeks To Honor Late Father

Julie Weiss has committed to running 52 marathons in 52 weeks to benefit pancreatic cancer research.


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LA Runners Return Following NYC Marathon Cancelation

Local runners are racing back to Southern California after the controversial New York City Marathon was cancelled because of Superstorm Sandy.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/02/2012

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LA Marathon Expecting Sellout For 2013 ‘Stadium To The Sea’ Route

Officials are project an early sellout due to the popularity of the scenic 26-mile, 385-yard route that begins downtown and ends in Santa Monica.


BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 23:  Kendrys Morales #8 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is congratulated by third base coach Dino Ebel #12 after hitting the go-ahead solo home run in the 10th inning against the Boston Red Sox during the game on August 23, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Angels Beat Red Sox 14-13 In Marathon Thriller To Complete The Sweep

Kendrys Morales led off Los Angeles’ two-run 10th inning with a solo homer, and the Angels completed a three-game sweep of Boston by outlasting the Red Sox 14-13 on Thursday night.


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The Hermosa 24 Ultramarathon

Studio City (CBS)— When Hermosa beach schools started experiencing large budget cuts one life long resident and regular volunteer at Hermosa Beach schools wanted to make a difference and be able to support the school system. […]


Winner of the Surf City Marathon, men's division Paul Sarris. (credit: CBS)

Sea Of Runners Race For Surf City USA Marathon, Half Marathon

First-time marathoner Paul Sarris of Aliso Viejo was the men’s winner of Sunday’s 16th annual Surf City USA Marathon by a margin of seven minutes, 41 seconds.


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Cerritos Man, 21, Collapses Dead At Finish Line Of Philly Marathon

A Cerritos man was one of two runners who collapsed and died of apparent heart attacks during the Philadelphia marathon, police said Monday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/21/2011


Looking for the Finish Line

“…I struggle to understand why a stranger would do this for me. Cancer, I’ve learned, is a bigger cause that connects us all.”

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/14/2011

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Donate To Medals Of Courage Benefiting Sick Children

A local woman is hoping people across the Southland will donate their race medals to children fighting deadly diseases.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/02/2011