FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Multi-platform coverage on tap for 2010 Honda LA Marathon
Live coverage of the March 21 race slated for
radio, television and Internet
LOS ANGELES – March 12, 2010 – No matter where in the world you are, you'll
be able to see the 2010 Honda LA Marathon presented by K-Swiss and the
inaugural running of the new Stadium to the Sea race course.
Angelenos will be able to follow the race live on both television and
radio, on KTLA (channel 5) and on AM 570 KLAC, respectively.
KTLA (www.ktla.com) will telecast the Marathon for the first time, carrying
live coverage of the race from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 21.
A total of 17 cameras are planned for use, including three on-the-course
vehicles and three news crews at strategic points along the course – Temple
Street and Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood Boulevard and
Orange Avenue in Hollywood and Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive in
Beverly Hills – plus the KTLA helicopter overhead.
KTLA Sports Director Derrin Horton will anchor the race coverage from
KTLA's Hollywood studios, with correspondents all over the 26.2-mile
News at 6 and News at 10 co-anchor Micah Ohlman and weather and traffic
reporter Vera Jimenez will be stationed at the start line at Dodger Stadium
and at the finish line in Santa Monica.
Morning News reporter and The News Blog author Eric Spillman will be on the
"Pack Cam," running with the 25,000 participants throughout the race.
Reporters Gayle Anderson and Allie MacKay will provide live updates from
points along the route.
Cyber Guy Kurt Knutsson will be, of course, running with his technology
friends on the AT&T Racers.
Marathon broadcast veteran Toni Reavis (who has broadcast all 24 previous
Los Angeles Marathons) and Olympian and two-time L.A. Marathon winner Nancy
Ditz will once again provide expert analysis from the KTLA Studios.
Olympians Ed Eyestone and Juli Henner will be covering the men's and
women's elite races, respectively. Roggin Productions, Inc. will produce
the race coverage in association with LA MARATHON LLC and KTLA, with Phil
Olsman serving as Executive Producer and Director.
"KTLA 5 is proud to be the broadcast partner of the 2010 Honda LA Marathon
and to be able to present this world-class event to Southern California
viewers as well as a worldwide audience on ktla.com," said KTLA President
and General Manager Don Corsini.
"We eagerly look forward to working with the LA Marathon organizers to
provide extensive coverage of this momentous event in 2010 and beyond;
showcasing many of L.A.'s unique neighborhoods and landmarks from the start
of the race at Dodgers Stadium, to the exciting finish at the sea in
beautiful Santa Monica."
Start-to-finish radio coverage will be provided on AM 570 KLAC
(www.am570radio.com) with Geoff Nathanson as host along with Fox Sports
track & field analyst Tom Feuer. Olympic broadcast veteran Randy Rosenbloom
and marathoner Milena Glusac (a 2:31:14 performer and 2001 U.S. Half
Marathon champion) will provide live updates on the men's and women's lead
packs, respectively and Vic Jacobs will serve as the field reporter.
KLAC's Marathon coverage will get started on Saturday, May 20 with the LA
Marathon Countdown Show, hosted by KLAC's "Loose Cannons" co-anchor Steve
Hartman and featuring Petros Papadakis Matt "Money" Smith of the "Petros &
Money" show plus "Loose Cannons" co-anchor Chris Myers, Dan Patrick and
interviews with marathon experts. The Marathon radio coverage is being
produced by Monarch Sports Radio.
"KLAC is proud to be the home of one of the premier Marathons in the
country, as we team up with this years LA Marathon!" said Don Martin,
General Manager of KLAC. "Runners from all over the world will get an
opportunity to run this years new and exciting route, while their friends
and family get to follow to their progress on AM 570 KLAC via the radio and
online at www.am570radio.com."
For those not in Los Angeles on race day, television coverage of the race
will also be carried live by Universal Sports, an NBC national cable
network by more than 45 million homes across the nation.
"We are very excited to be a partner with the Honda LA Marathon presented
by K-Swiss and broadcast the 25th running of this great race," said Claude
Ruibal, co-founder and CEO of Universal Sports. "The new course allows the
runners to have their own private tour of this great city that we call
In addition, both the KTLA and KLAC broadcasts will be available over the
Internet, along with real-time updates from the Marathon's own Web site,
www.lamarathon.com and via Twitter.
"Our new Stadium to the Sea course has completely changed what people will
see during the 2010 Honda LA Marathon," said LA MARATHON LLC creative
director Peter Abraham. "It's going to be one of the great visual marathon
courses in the world with landmarks like the Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the
Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills before finishing next to the
ocean in Santa Monica. Thanks to our media partners, everyone is going to
be able to enjoy the race almost as much as our runners."