Why do these guys continue to operate?Â I’ve yet to hear anything positive about their races.
Report Finds 2006 L.A. Marathon Winners Stiffed
(AP) LOS ANGELES Organizers of this year’s Los Angeles Marathon are promising to pay the winners on time and avoid delays that prompted last year’s top finishers to boycott the event.
The Daily News of Los Angeles says some of the 2006 runners waited nearly a year to collect all their money and some are still owed thousands of dollars.
None of the 145 fastest runners from last year’s race were there last weekend.
The race is owned and organized by Devine Racing of Chicago.
Chairman Chris Devine says the organizers simply ran out of money to pay the winners because it had launched similar races in Las Vegas and Salt Lake City.
But Devine says the problems are sorted out and he’s promising to pay this year’s victors within 90 days.