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Jim Barahal: Honolulu Marathon’s president balances tradition and innovation

Under the glittering glow of booming fireworks, the 44th Honolulu Marathon will get underway at 5 a.m. Dec. 11. Some 30,000 participants will lace up for the 26.2-mile course that starts on Ala Moana Boulevard, then winds along Chinatown and Downtown streets before heading to Waikiki, Kahala and, eventually, a turnaround point in Hawaii Kai….


Massage tent courtesy of Outrigger Hotels and Resorts in the finisher village

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts has some great rates in store for runners who participate in both the Honolulu Marathon and the Hapalua 13-mile course. As a long-time sponsor of the Honolulu Marathon, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts will also have a comfort-tent at the finish line with a masseuse come to give a massage demonstration on…


New Official App for 2016

Race information and athlete tracking The 2016 Honolulu Marathon app is made in conjunction with our timing partner, and will offer greater tracking accuracy.      


Feyisa Lilesa, silver medalist marathoner, is afraid to return to Ethiopia

The Honolulu Marathon is incredibly pleased and proud that, Feyisa Lilesa will be running at Honolulu on December 11. Repost from Washington Post, Sept 13, 2017   Marathoner Feyisa Lilesa packed his bags and left his wife and two children last month, with plans to post a blazing fast time at the Summer Olympics, earn…


Get ready for the Honolulu Marathon and Hapalua – Hawaii’s Half Marathon

Originally posted by Living808 on KHON2 The Honolulu Marathon and the Hapalua Half-Marathon is just around the corner and Living808 is here to get you trained up and ready for the biggest run of your life. Website for the Honolulu Marathon: When: December 11, 2016 Hapalua Hawaii’s Half-Marathon: When: April 9, 2017 The…


Introducing the Kalakaua Merrie Mile

New for 2016 – The Kalakaua Merrie Mile Date:  Saturday December 10, 2016 – The day before the Honolulu Marathon Location: Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki, Honolulu The Kalakaua Merrie Mile is an epic one mile run down Kalakaua Avenue. This is going to be a fun event with a Waikiki beach party after the run. We…

Filex Kiprotich


By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom(c) 2015 Race Results Weekly, all rights reservedIn a word, Filex Kiprotich’s race could be described as calculated. The 27-year-old Kenyan played his cards perfectly, staying patient through the early stages before unleashing a surprising surge at 30 kilometers.Through the half-marathon in 1:06:58 (much slower than the 1:05:30 organizers had requested from…

Joyce Chepkirui


By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom(c) 2015 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved As fireworks lit up the Hawaiian sky at Ala Moana Beach Park, Joyce Chepkirui got off to a blazing start. Leaving the pacemaker in their wake, Kenyans Chepkirui, Isabella Ochichi, and Lucy Karimi would roll through Waikiki well under course record pace, splitting an…

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