Monday, March 21, 2011

LA Marathon - March 20, 2011

I LOVE LA!!! Last year I did 106 marathons and out of 106, 9 or 10 were in the rain but this storm had to be the worst. I always find the positive and manage to finish. I finished 6:39:47.
It wouldn't be LA without a celebrity or two running the marathon. I was in the green room with Chris O'Donnell and Josh Cox! Wow!!!

Maniac Lisa was in the green room too. At the start there was excitement in the air!!!

19,626 finishers!!!!

It may had been raining but we still know how to have fun! Who said you can't have fun in the rain??? (okay storm, monsoon)

It's Hollywood baby!!!

and the TV man!

Take a stroll down Rodeo Drive...

What kept me going? You know...the finishers medal!!!! I love LA!

I had a press conference with some amazing people:

Kelly Gneiting, 400 pound sumo wrestler champion finishes the LA marathon 9:48:52 and may have set a Guinness World record!

Marie-Louise Stenild ran 7 marathons, 7 days, 7 continents!

Joe "McRunner" D'Amico ate McDonalds for 30 days and breaks his marathon time 2:36:13!

Yolanda "Walking Diva" Holder broke the Guinness World record for the "Most Marathon Run in a Calendar Year" 2010 (106 marathons)...oh..that's me!!!

Dave Mari "Marathon Maniac celebrity" from Chicago and Joe "The Marathon Show" were at the expo and I was a guest speaker too.

I had a blast filming "Take a Stroll with the Walking Diva"
Dreams do come true! When your dreams become your life and your life becomes your dreams, you begin to see God all over them...

Yolanda "Walking Diva"


The Marathon Show will make you famous!

"Take a Stroll With the Walking Diva


  1. You have been a "Star" to us forever.... Now you are to everybody! Good stuff Ms Yolanda! See you out there....

  2. Congrats on another finish. Wow you got to do so many behind the scene stuff. I didn't even know Chris O'donnell ran the race! Was Ed Norton out there, I wanted to run into him! :)

  3. Congrats! I felt like I saw a celebrity when I saw you early on. Nice race gear!

  4. Oh cool! I didn't know you were out there! I'll keep my eye out next time!