Filex Kiprotich

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…

Joyce Chepkirui

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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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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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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WORLD RECORD HOLDER BETTY JEAN MCHUGH LEADS THREE GENERATIONS AT HONOLULU MARATHON

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom(c) 2015 Race Results Weekly, all rights reservedHONOLULU (08-Dec) — Like the crashing waves along Waikiki Beach or the breathtaking Diamond Head crater that towers above the Pacific, Vancouver’s Betty Jean McHugh is an ageless wonder here at the Honolulu Marathon. At 88 years-old, McHugh is one of the oldest entrants in…

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The Power of the Honolulu Marathon

By Chris Lotsbom (c) 2015 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved HONOLULU (08-Dec) — For 43 years, the Honolulu Marathon has been one of America’s most captivating marathons, a footrace that seamlessly combines the thrill of competition with Hawaii’s natural beauty and charm. Upwards of 22,000 race through O’ahu’s largest city each year, passing landmarks…

Wilson-Chebet

CHEBET, CHEPKIRUI COMPLETE FIRST KENYAN SWEEP AT HONOLULU MARATHON

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved HONOLULU (14-Dec) — Athletes from Kenya swept the 42nd running of the Honolulu Marathon, as Wilson Chebet and Joyce Chepkirui crossed the finish line first here in Kapiolani Park. Chebet waited until the final miles to make his winning move, while Chepkirui led…

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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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Wind, weather could be big factor at Honolulu Marathon

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom(c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reservedHONOLULU (13-Dec) — With less than 24 hours until the start of the 42nd annual Honolulu Marathon, more than 31,000 athletes are finishing up their final preparations, readying themselves for the 26.2 mile journey from Ala Moana Beach Park to Kapiolani Park. All week, beautiful…

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Honolulu Embraces being the “People’s Marathon”

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom(c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reservedHONOLULU (12-Dec) — With more than 32,000 participants already registered for Sunday’s Honolulu Marathon and Race Day Walk, a festive atmosphere has swept through Hawaii’s state capital city. The fourth-largest marathon in the United States, the Honolulu Marathon draws athletes from all over America and…