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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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Kamaaina and Hawaii Residents Winners

Kamaaina Winners Matt Holton: 2:53:36 Candes Meijide Gentry: 3:16:40 The first Kamaaina winners were Matt Holton from Kula, Maui who finished in 2:53:36, and Candes Meijide Gentry in 3:16:40. Matt is a professional artist (www.holtongallery.com), and the founder of www.mauirunner.com and running coach. He was a part of the Maui High State Cross Country team in ’95,…

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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…

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Ethiopian is Winner of Marathon Women’s Race

Ehitu Kiros of Ethiopia put on a surge at the 24-mile mark at the start of the Diamond Head hill and won a closely fought victory in the women’s race of Sunday’s Honolulu Marathon. Her time in the slow-paced women’s competition was two hours, 36 minutes and two seconds.  Woynishet Girma, also of Ethiopia and…

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Defending champion says her run was motivated by pretty dress

Valentina Galimova says her favorite thing to do in Hawaii — besides running the Honolulu Marathon, of course — is to shop.    But the defending women’s champion told a group of students on Thursday that she won’t do any shopping until after Sunday’s race.  However, that may not prevent her from doing some more…

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Former Marathon Champion visits with Mid-Pacific students

Three-time Honolulu Marathon champion Mbarak Hussein visited with a group of elementary students on Thursday, continuing a tradition for his frequent return visits to the race. “It’s important to give back to the community and share my experiences with the community,” he said after the visit with first-, second- and fifth-graders at Honolulu’s Mid-Pacific Institute….

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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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Defending Champ Returns

2012 champion Valentina Galimova will return in December to defend her title in Honolulu. Valentina Galimova of Russia who won in one of Honolulu’s most exciting women’s races. She sprinted away from the 2011 champion Woynishet Girma, si-tenths of a mile from the finish to win the Honolulu Marathon in 2 hours, 31 minutes, 23…

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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…

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Hall of Famer Schabort gets 9th Wheelchair Win

Krige Schabort won the Honolulu Marathon wheelchair race for the 9th time on Sunday. He crossed the finish line in one hour, 33 minutes and 15 seconds for his second consecutive victory. He broke away from seveal others at the six-mile park and rode alone the rest of the way. But he said being by…