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Frank McCourt Owns Everything; Divorce Could Affect LA Marathon

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As Frank McCourt makes his way through his gnarly divorce proceedings, the fate of the LA Dodgers hangs in the balance -- and so, reports the LA Times, does another LA athletic institution: the LA marathon. Little did you know that one individual could own a marathon, but they can, and McCourt does. The Times reports that McCourt "bought the marathon" three years ago, and has been working to dust it off and make it over ever since. First he changed the day it was held, then changed it back, and now he's changed the route. (Unfortunately, this year he couldn't change the weather, but that kind of power balance is perhaps for the best.)

Three positions were cut following this year's event, according to the Times, leading to speculation as to what would happen to the race. But race employees insisted that the positions would be filled.