Thousands of runners hit the streets of Los Angeles in the early hours of March 19, headed from Dodger Stadium to a finish line 26.2 miles away as part of the 2017 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon. Here are some of the photos submitted by members of the Trojan Family of their experience that day.
I’m a PhD student in the Medical Biology program, and I ran the LA Marathon. I ran in the pro/elite field and had a fun race!! My finishing time was 2:26:36, and I finished 12th overall and 3rd for the Americans. Miles 18–23 were really rough, but overall I had a really great time!
I had an AWESOME time seeing all the Keck booths (there were so many!). Gave a huge FIGHT ON! at every one. All the Keck volunteers are superstars for coming out and supporting!
— Brandon Wolfe, PhD candidate, Keck School of Medicine of USC
One out of every two adults will develop chronic kidney disease during their lifetimes. To help these patients, USC scientists and clinicians put their feet to the task as part of the UKRO Los Angeles Marathon Charity Relay Team. Proceeds will fund young investigators researching kidney injury and repair, and the translation of discoveries to new treatments.
Members of the UKRO Los Angeles Marathon Charity Relay Team were Qing Liu, Janet Gamble, Jill McMahon, Andy McMahon, Nils Lindstrom, Veronica Haro-Acosta, Tracy Tran, Mina Poppius, Kenneth Hallows, Nuria Pastor-Soler, Daniel Rivera, Valeria Mancino and Susan Josephson.
— Cristy Lytal
Running a marathon is analogous to getting a PhD: it involves a great deal of discipline (to keep up with the training) and it’s a long process which is guaranteed to be difficult, but that you can also enjoy if you bring a good attitude and surround yourself with the right people.
Running the LA marathon is, to me, the quintessential LA experience. Running from Downtown to Santa Monica through many LA landmarks, all the while the spectators cheering for you make you feel like the biggest movie star!
— Edwin Juárez Rosales, PhD candidate, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
I can’t think of a better way to do my first marathon than running through the streets of LA, and I loved seeing all the support. It was an epic test of willpower, but then so is getting a PhD!
— Sonya Liu, PhD candidate, Keck School of Medicine of USC