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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…

Kenyan Amabassador joins marathon professionals in visit to Hawaii’s oldest girls school

Kenya’s ambassador to the United States says he wanted to come to Honolulu because he Honolulu Marathon is where Kenyan runners first established themselves as world champions. “In the Kenyan runners, you are seeing the best in the world,” Ambassador Elkanah Odembo told students at a Honolulu school. “I’m very proud of our marathoners. They…

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Ethiopian wins women’s title in Honolulu debut

A 25-year-old from Ethiopia won the Honolulu Marathon women’s championship, her first marathon title and in her Honolulu Marathon debut. “It was a good race, but a little windy, “said 25-year-old Woynishet Girma, who finished in two hours, 31 minutes and 41 seconds. With the 5 a.m. start, running in the dark made the Honolulu…

2011 Marathon winners sign autographs

Tanya Somera of Pearl City was first in line to get autographs from Honolulu Marathon winners Nicholas Chelimo and Woynishet Girma on Monday at Kapiolani Park. “This was the fourth year I ran the marathon and I make it a habit to meet the winners and get mementoes,”Somera said.” I hope their fast running skills…