I have never been so proud of my fellow Angelenos as seeing thousands of you brave the cold rain last Sunday to complete the Marathon. What an accomplishment. It’s not just the physical stamina required but the mental toughness as well, even on the fairest of days. During a torrential downpour it would be easy to quit midway through the race, to make an excuse, to give up. But no, according to the Los Angeles Times, this Marathon had a record 97 percent finish rate. Bravo!