Malibu Association of Realtors members run in LA Marathon

Malibu Association of Realtors President Rick Wallace (left) poses with his daughter Jalina WallaceSeveral members of the Malibu Association of Realtors participated in the Los Angeles Marathon on Feb. 14.

Rick Wallace, a realtor with Coldwell Banker and president of the association, ran his 31st LA Marathon as a Legacy Runner and finished with a time of 5:08:49 hours.

“I was quite happy with the run and my time, ultimately,” Wallace said. “This was my worst training year [because] I trained 250 miles less than last year. I wasn’t positive I could finish this year, but I ran smart and smooth and actually finished with a sprint the last two miles. It is quite a thrill every year.”

Fellow realtor Ani Dermenjian, also with Coldwell Banker, dedicated her run to her “best decade.”

She said it was her best decade because she gave birth to two sons and ran her fifth Los Angeles Marathon.

Realtors Drew Snyder, based in Topanga, and Sophie Zeiler, based in Malibu, both with Snyder Sutton Real Estate also ran. 

Snyder reported a time of 4:38:03 hours and said he hit a wall around mile 17 due to the heat, but he finished strong, thanks to his training regimen. 

Zeiler said her run didn’t go as well as she hoped, citing that her “runner’s knee” injury returned at mile 10, forcing her to walk the rest of the way and finishing at 5:45:37. 

“This is my second year completing the LA marathon, and thanks to my knee, the slowest,” Zeiler said. “I was, however, able to raise over $1,000 for a charity that provides healthcare in South Sudan, the John Dau Foundation, which was the highlight of this year’s race.”