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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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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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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…

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Elite Field at 2013 Honolulu Marathon

In the women’s field, the contenders for the 2013 Honolulu Marathon include defending champion Valentina Galimova of Russia. She will again be up against Woynishet Girma of Ethiopia. In 2012 the two had an epic battle that lasted up until the last quarter mile on Kalakaua Avenue, when Galimova proved too strong  for the 2011 champion….

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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.