Posted by: Joe English | September 18, 2008

Races: Dodgers owner buys rights to Los Angeles Marathon

LA Marathon Logo

LA Marathon Logo

According to several sources on the Internet today, Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has bought the rights to the Los Angeles Marathon.

According to the publication LA Business, McCourt has created a company called “Going The Distance” to organize the marathon. The rights to the event were purchased from Chicago-based Devine Racing, which owed the city of Los Angeles about $500,000, according to the reports.

The other big change in the marathon is a shift to a permanent date – President’s Day, which is on a Monday. In years past, the race was always held on a Sunday.

Devine Racing which owned both the Los Angles Marathon and the Las Vegas Marathon rant into financial trouble earlier this year and was forced to sell the two races.

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