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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…

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KIPROTICH RUNS AWAY WITH MEN’S TITLE

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…

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CHEPKIRUI DEFENDS TITLE, EARNS MEANINGFUL WIN

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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WILSON CHEBET EYES SECOND STRAIGHT WIN AT HONOLULU MARATHON

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom(c) 2015 Race Results Weekly, all rights reservedHONOLULU (11-Dec) — With a snow-white colored parrot in one hand and the other hand making the traditional Hawaiian shaka sign, defending Honolulu Marathon champion Wilson Chebet was clearly enjoying himself. Having arrived on Thursday, the 30-year-old is ready for Sunday’s race, where he’ll seek…

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FOR SOME, HONOLULU MARATHON HOLDS A FAR DEEPER MEANING THAN JUST A RACE

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom(c) 2015 Race Results Weekly, all rights reservedHONOLULU (11-Dec) — For 15 years, Roberta Bush of Honolulu’s Makiki neighborhood has laced up her running shoes and toed the start line here for the Honolulu Marathon, running with extra pep in her step. Despite being legally blind and battling a debilitating lung disease,…

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CANADA’S NICOLE SIFUENTES GETS MARATHON EXPERIENCE IN HONOLULU

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2015 Race Results Weekly, all rights reservedHONOLULU (10-Dec) — Up until last year, Canadian Olympian Nicole Sifuentes didn’t think she’d ever run a marathon. The distance was too long and too demanding, especially for someone who specializes in four laps of the track. Yet last year’s Honolulu Marathon began to…

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RUNNERS CATCH MARATHON FEVER REFLECTING ON FIRST HONOLULU MARATHON EXPERIENCE

    By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom(c) 2015 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved HONOLULU (10-Dec) — Over 30,000 athletes have signed up for Sunday’s 43rd Honolulu which begins with a spectacular fireworks show over Ala Moana Beach Park here.  Among the crowd gathered, roughly 37-percent of runners will be racing the marathon distance for the…

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DEFENDING CHAMPION JOYCE CHEPKIRUI BACK HOME AT HONOLULU MARATHON

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom(c) 2015 Race Results Weekly, all rights reservedHONOLULU (09-Dec) — With her adidas shoes lightly dug into Waikiki Beach’s grainy sand, Joyce Chepkirui smiles a playful grin. Prompted by photographers, she strikes different poses and gradually accepts the spotlight. Though a bit reserved, the 27-year-old Honolulu Marathon defending champion can’t help but…