"It was an average day. I was hoping to be a little bit faster, but it was still a good run," Simpson said. "Hopefully it will be a better day the next time out."
He may have been beating himself up for finishing No. 17, but the occasionally marathon fan would stop to shake his hand bringing a smile to his face. Soon, a handful of photographers gathered around to take photos of Simpson as he continued to sit and massage his legs in the lobby.
Simpson's first L.A.
Meet the runners and volunteers of the 2013 L.A. Marathon
"It was a beautiful day to run out there," he said.