By Stephanie Carey
When Julie Weiss crosses the finish line on Sunday in her purple jersey and a flower in her hair, she won't be celebrating having just run 26.2 miles.
For the 42-year-old Santa Monica resident, the L.A. Marathon represents a much larger accomplishment.
The race will mark the end of a journey Weiss set off on last March to run 52 marathons in one year.
That's one marathon a week and a total of 1,362.4 miles. She's well aware people may think she's certifiable for taking on such a task, but she has a purpose.