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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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Ethiopia’s Yemane Adhane Seeks to end Kenyan dominance at Honolulu Marathon

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom(c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reservedHONOLULU (12-Dec) — With his feet soaking in the warm waters of Waikiki Beach, Ethiopia’s Yemane Adhane softly strums a ukulele, smiling from ear to ear. Having just completed an elite athlete photo shoot on the beach, Adhane is in a good mood. He tosses…

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Croatia’s Nemec Confident Heading into Honolulu Marathon

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved HONOLULU (11-Dec) — Sunday’s Honolulu Marathon boasts one of the strongest women’s fields in race’s 42-year history. Kenya’s Joyce Chepkirui, perhaps the most dominant road racer in recent years, will toe the line for her second competitive marathon, while past champions Ehitu Kiros…

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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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Julius Arile

Julius Arile, Kenya 2012 Honolulu Marathon:  5th (2:15:17) Placed 4th in the 2013 New York City Marathon (2:10:03) Lives in Eldoret, Kenya (altitude 2,150m above sea level) DOB: July 15, 1983 Personal Bests and Notable Performaces   Beyond the stats Julius’ African name originates from Kenyan Kalenjin people and Pokot tribe and simplified meaning of…

History

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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Galimova wins with late surge

Valentina Galimova sprinted away from defending champion Woynishet Girma six-tenths of a mile from the finish line to win the Honolulu Marathon women’s racer on Sunday. Her time was two hours, 31 minutes and 23 seconds, which was a minute ahead of Girma of Ethiopia, whose time was 2:32:22. American Stephanie Rothstein-Bruce of Flagstaff, Ariz.,…

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Runners turn out for marathon Luau-Concert

Regine Schultz-Langerhaus says she really can’t compare the Honolulu Marathon with the other 107 marathons she has run. “The many Japanese and Americans makes it different but enjoyable for us. It’s also warm; often it’s cold for the races in Germany,” she said while enjoying the music and food at the marathon’s annual concert and…