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DEFENDING CHAMPION JOYCE CHEPKIRUI BACK HOME AT HONOLULU MARATHON

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom(c) 2015 Race Results Weekly, all rights reservedHONOLULU (09-Dec) — With her adidas shoes lightly dug into Waikiki Beach’s grainy sand, Joyce Chepkirui smiles a playful grin. Prompted by photographers, she strikes different poses and gradually accepts the spotlight. Though a bit reserved, the 27-year-old Honolulu Marathon defending champion can’t help but…

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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…

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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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Elite Athlete Bios MEN – #1 Wilson Chebet, 30, Kenya Personal Best: 2:05:27, Rotterdam, 2011 Key 2015 Results: 3rd Boston Marathon 2:10:22; 5th Amsterdam Marathon 2:08:45 At Honolulu: 1st 2014 2:15:35 Best Known For: Three straight victories at Amsterdam Marathon (2011, 2012, 2013); second place at 2014 Boston Marathon where he chased American Meb Keflezighi…

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Kruse, Jones set pace for season at Honolulu Marathon Invitational

By Stanley Lee, StarAdvertiser, all rights reserved, republished with permission Kamehameha’s Kaeo Kruse and Pac-Five’s Jordan Jones cruised to wins at the Honolulu Marathon Invitational at Central Oahu Regional Park on Saturday. A summer of good offseason training has Kaeo Kruse ready for his final season. The Kamehameha senior and defending state cross country champion…

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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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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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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…