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Nukuri ready to race fourth marathon of 2014 at Honolulu Marathon

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom(c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved(12-Oct) — When Diane Nukuri toes the line in Hawaii on December 14 for the 42nd Honolulu Marathon, she’ll be racing her fourth marathon of the year. Moreover, Nukuri will be competing in her third marathon in just 105 days.“It’s a little scary!” said the…

Under Armour joins as new sponsor at the Honolulu Marathon

Under Armour joins as new sponsor

UNDER ARMOUR is the new “Official Running Partner” of the Honolulu Marathon.   UNDER ARMOUR will provide the finisher shirts and the official merchandise, which will be on sale at the Honolulu Marathon Expo during race week and in the finisher village in Kapiolani Park on race day, December 14, 2014 and the day after…

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“Extreme Weight Loss” cast member finishes marathon

“I can’t believe this. I’m so happy,” Sara Murphy said after completing the Honolulu Marathon on Sunday. The 39-year-old Kentucky woman is one of the cast members on the ABC-TV reality show “Extreme Weight Loss,” and running the 26-2-mile race was her six-month challenge. The “milestone” challenge originally was a 13.1-mile half-marathon, but Murphy’s training…

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Winners Return to Park to Sign Autographs

The two winners of the Honolulu Marathon returned to Kapiolani Park on Monday morning (Dec. 9) to greet and sign autographs for some of the more than 22,000 people who ran behind them. After waiting in line to obtain their finishers certificates, some of the runners waited in another line of get autographs from Gilbert…

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Kamaaina and Hawaii Residents Winners

Kamaaina Winners Matt Holton: 2:53:36 Candes Meijide Gentry: 3:16:40 The first Kamaaina winners were Matt Holton from Kula, Maui who finished in 2:53:36, and Candes Meijide Gentry in 3:16:40. Matt is a professional artist (www.holtongallery.com), and the founder of www.mauirunner.com and running coach. He was a part of the Maui High State Cross Country team in ’95,…

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Kenyan Chepkwony makes late move to win men’s race

Kenyan Gilbert Chepkwony broke from a tightly clustered lead pack of seven runners with an aggressive sprint at Mile 22 to win the 2013 Honolulu Marathon in 2 hours, 18 minutes and 46 seconds. Chepkwony , 28, outkicked countryman and two-time Honolulu Marathon champion Nicholas Chelimo as the two battled along Kealaolu Avenue and up…

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Ethiopian is Winner of Marathon Women’s Race

Ehitu Kiros of Ethiopia put on a surge at the 24-mile mark at the start of the Diamond Head hill and won a closely fought victory in the women’s race of Sunday’s Honolulu Marathon. Her time in the slow-paced women’s competition was two hours, 36 minutes and two seconds.  Woynishet Girma, also of Ethiopia and…

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Defending champion says her run was motivated by pretty dress

Valentina Galimova says her favorite thing to do in Hawaii — besides running the Honolulu Marathon, of course — is to shop.    But the defending women’s champion told a group of students on Thursday that she won’t do any shopping until after Sunday’s race.  However, that may not prevent her from doing some more…

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Former Marathon Champion visits with Mid-Pacific students

Three-time Honolulu Marathon champion Mbarak Hussein visited with a group of elementary students on Thursday, continuing a tradition for his frequent return visits to the race. “It’s important to give back to the community and share my experiences with the community,” he said after the visit with first-, second- and fifth-graders at Honolulu’s Mid-Pacific Institute….

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Runners flock to Marathon Expo

Runners in Sunday’s Honolulu Marathon flocked to the Hawaii Convention Center Center on Wednesday to pick up their race numbers and check out the goods at the marathon’s annual Expo. This was also the first day of walkup late registration. Before the doors opened more than 29,500 had already registered for the marathon. When walkup…