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Kane
 #1 
Can anyone satisfy my curiosity on how Marathon Street got its name? It's hard to think of a street less suited to a footrace.
D
 #2 
I agree. I grew up on Lucile and often took Marathon to Silverlake Bl. as a "shortcut". I couldn't find the answer for you but thought you would find this link interesting:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=419761
Darrell Urbien
 #3 

The area around there (South of Sunset around Coronado/Silverlake) was known as the Marathon Tract in the 'teens, so the street was named after the development. But why the development was named Marathon, who knows.

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