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Reese Witherspoon Running in Santa Monica (Hit by Car)

Reese Witherspoon Hit By Car While Jogging in Santa Monica

Actress Reese Witherspoon was hit by a car while out jogging yesterday in Santa Monica, California. Witherspoon was treated for minor injuries at a Santa Monica hospital after the accident.

The driver of the car was an 84-year-old woman, who failed to see Witherspoon crossing the street and plowed into her like a bull in a china shop.  The woman was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian and released from police custody.

The woman was reportedly driving around 20 MPH when she hit the Legally Blonde actress.

Reese has been released from the hospital and is resting at home according to the report.

Luckily Reese is doing alright, but the national interest of the accident should serve as a wake up call to motorists and runners, as well, to be more careful out on the roads.

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Wesley Korir Los Angeles 2010 Marathon

List of 2011 L.A. Marathon Elite Runners

Here is a quick rundown and list of the top elite runners lacing them up at the 26th Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 20, 2011.

It should be a battle royale between Kenyans Wesley Korir and Benson Barus.

2011 L.A. Marathon Elite Men

Wesley Korir – (Kenya, Age 28) Best L.A. Marathon 2:08:24 – 2009 Los Angeles Marathon

Benson Barus – (Kenya, Age 30) Best Marathon 2:08:34 – Milan Marathon

Getu Birbo – (Ethiopia, Age 26) Best Marathon 2:10:51 – Paris Marathon

Shadrack Biwott – (Kenya, Age 26) Best Marathon: Debut Marathon

Gebo Burka – (Ethiopia, Age 23) Best Marathon 2:10:18 – Cannes Marathon

Jonathan Cheruiyot – (Kenya, Age 27) Best Marathon 2:12:42 – Madrid Marathon

William Chebor – (Kenya, Age 28) Best Marathon 2:10:13 – 2010 San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

2011 L.A. Marathon Elite Women

Mary Akor – (United States via Nigeria, Age: 34) Best Marathon: 2:33:50 – Twin Cities Marathon

Julia Arkhipova – (Kyrghizstan, Age: 27) Best Marathon: 2:32:09 – Baltimore Under Armor Marathon

Magdeline Chemjor – (Kenya, Age: 32) Best Marathon: 2:28:16 – 2007 Amsterdam Marathon

Buzunesh Deba – (Ethiopia, Age: 23) Best Marathon: 2:27:24 – 2010 Twin Cities Marathon

Mare Dibaba – (Ethiopia, Age: 21) Best Marathon: 2:24:27 – Commerzbank Marathon (Frankfurt, Germany)

Amy Hastings – (United States, Age: 27) Best Marathon 2:43:16 – Twin Cities Marathon

Leah Kiprono – (Kenya, Age: 30) Best Marathon 2:43:16 – 2010 Twin Cities Marathon

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[source: L.A. Marathon Runner & Spectator Guide]

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2011 Los Angeles Marathon Medal

L.A. Marathon Unveils 2011 Finisher’s Medal (Photo)

The Los Angeles Marathon on Tuesday unveiled the finisher’s medal on Facebook for the 26th running of the L.A. Marathon which takes place on March 20, 2011.

The design is unique and a good bit different from the 25th anniversary medal last year.

10 Best Things from the Los Angeles Marathon

The best part of the medal is the background of it which is a collage of words made up of all of the highlights and cities the 26.2  mile race travels through.

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Marie-Louise Stenild Marathon On Each Continent

Marie-Louise Stenild Attempting 7 Marathons on 7 Continents in 7 Days

English marathon runner Marie-Louise Stenild will attempt to gain entry into the Guinness Book of World Records this week as she aims to run 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days.

If she can pull off the feat she would be the first woman ever to do so.

The effort is also raising money for the Adam Rogers Trust, named for a 13-year-old who did of a brain tumor.

She plans to run the L.A. Marathon ‘Stadium to Sea’ course on Monday in Los Angeles.

Here is a look at the locations and dates where she plans to pull this off:

Falklands (Antarctica): 30 October 2010
Santiago, Chile (South America): 31 October 2010
Los Angeles, USA (North America): 1 November 2010
Sydney, Australia: 3 November 2010
Singapore (Asia): 3/4 November 2010 (night run)
Cairo, Egypt (Africa): 4/5 November 2010 (night run)
London, UK (Europe): 5 November 2010

Best of luck to Marie-Louise on this remarkable challenge.

View Marie-Louise’s Website

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