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42nd HONOLULU MARATHON – JUST THE FACTS

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom(c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reservedHONOLULU (13-Dec) — On Sunday, the Honolulu Marathon will be run here in Hawaii’s state capitol, with about 31,000. In its 42nd year, the race is filled with history dating back to 1973. Before the winners come down Diamond Head Road and enter Kapiolani Park…

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Local Businesses get boost from Honolulu Marathon

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved HONOLULU (11-Dec) — The clock reads 6:30 a.m., and the sun is just beginning to rise above the cresting waves of Waikiki Beach. Roadways along the shore line are bustling — not with cars, but with runners. Hundreds of runners stride up and…

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Honolulu Marathon boasts best-ever elite fields

The Honolulu Marathon –the fourth largest in the United States after New York, Chicago and Boston– has attracted its best-ever elite fields for the event’s 42nd edition on Sunday, December 14.  The eight elite men and nine elite women will compete for a $150,000 prize money purse (plus generous time bonuses), with $40,000 going to…

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SECOND MARATHON TRY FOR CHEPKIRUI One of the world’s best road runners, Kenya’s Joyce Chepkirui, will make her second serious attempt at the marathon distance in Honolulu.  At the 2012 Virgin London Marathon, Chepkirui ran as a pacemaker through 20 miles, helping four women break 2:21.  She came back to London the following year, ran…

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Isabella Ochichi

Isabella Ochichi, Kenya  Competed in Hawaii at the 2014 Hapalua – Hawaii’s Half Marathon (1:10:24) 1 x Olympic Games Silver medalist (5000m in Athens, 2004) Lives in Ngong, Kenya (2,000m above sea level) DOB: October 29, 1979 Personal bests and notable recent performances   Beyond the Stats Isabella’s African name originates from Kenyan Kisii tribe and…

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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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Winners and Top 10 Places by Year   Click on the year for a race report and a list of the top 10 finishers and the wheelchair champions in that year.    

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Kipsang and Galimova Sign Autographs for Fans

Honolulu Marathon champions Wilson Kipsang of Kenya and Valentina Galimova of Russia returned to Kapiolani Park Monday morning to meet their fans, and Tanya Somera was first in line to get the winners’ autographs for the second consecutive year. “It’s a great incentive to meet them,” said Somera, of Pearl City, Oahu, who ran her…

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Hall of Famer Schabort gets 9th Wheelchair Win

Krige Schabort won the Honolulu Marathon wheelchair race for the 9th time on Sunday. He crossed the finish line in one hour, 33 minutes and 15 seconds for his second consecutive victory. He broke away from seveal others at the six-mile park and rode alone the rest of the way. But he said being by…

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Jimmy Muindi regales Priory students

A second-grader asked six-time Honolulu Marathon champion Jimmy Muindi if someone stole something and ran away could he catch him. “You steal something and you’ll see,” he answered, laughing with the students. Muindi made his third annual visit to the all-girls St. Andrew’s Priory in Honolulu on Friday, answering questions about his native Kenya as…