Thanks guys! Yeah Ironman4U it was very rainy with the cold rain pelting my face! Interestingly it provided very fresh air, surprisingly refreshing. Also kinda cool to see all the different neighborhoods: Mariachi bands, Chinese kettle drums, drag queens and rich people in Rodeo Drive cheering us on.
I saw some guys run the race barefoot (no thanks) and in Vibrams (one guy looked like he was in pain)