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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…

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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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Autistic teen Josh Manning Set for Marathon Debut in Honolulu

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom(c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reservedHONOLULU (09-Dec) — With bright sunshine beaming down out of a crystal clear sky, Joshua Manning runs back and forth along Hawaii’s Waikiki Beach with a grand smile on his face. As a photographer snaps pictures, the 17-year-old looks eager and excited for his next…

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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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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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Kenyan Chepkwony makes late move to win men’s race

Kenyan Gilbert Chepkwony broke from a tightly clustered lead pack of seven runners with an aggressive sprint at Mile 22 to win the 2013 Honolulu Marathon in 2 hours, 18 minutes and 46 seconds. Chepkwony , 28, outkicked countryman and two-time Honolulu Marathon champion Nicholas Chelimo as the two battled along Kealaolu Avenue and up…