Microblerg: "What The Hell Happened To The LA Marathon?" by Adam Conover in Defector

The Downtown Los Angeles Skyline, as seen from Signal Hill

Adam Conover - whose name you may recognize from his excellent series Adam Ruins Everything - wrote in Defector last week about the various failures of design, infrastructure, and financialization in the Los Angeles Marathon. But as an ex-Angelino and non-runner myself, the best parts of the article are less about those things, and more about the motivation behind besting your past-self's milestones, why any on-foot out-and-back is a terrible design, and Adam's always-engaging storytelling.