Video Coverage by Maui Runner

Maui Runner covered the Honolulu Marathon race weekend with great analysis and video of both races, the Kalakaua Merrie Mile and the Honolulu Marathon.

IN SURPRISE RUN, MILER TURNS MARATHONER IN HONOLULU

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2016 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved HONOLULU, HI, USA (12-Dec) — The saying goes that people will do anything for a free T-shirt. Case in point, Olympic 1500-meter runner Hamish Carson. The New Zealand mile ace completed yesterday’s 44th Honolulu Marathon in 2:27:21, all, he said, for the signature…

LOCAL ATHLETES SHINE AT HONOLULU MARATHON

Of the 29,000 athletes entered in today’s 44th annual Honolulu Marathon, several local runners distinguished themselves with solid performances. The top Hawaiian residents to finish were Jacob Alplund of Honolulu (2:43:40) and Polina Carlson of Kailua (2:55:17). Alplund, a former tennis player, finished 26th overall. He is a native of Sweden and was part of…

KENYAN CHERONO SETS SMASHES HONOLULU MARATHON COURSE RECORD

By Chris Lotsbom, @chrislotsbom (c) 2016 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved HONOLULU (11-Dec) — Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono smashed the course record here at the 44th Honolulu Marathon by running 2:09:39, the fourth fastest marathon in the United States this year. Dueling with 2014 champion Wilson Chebet, Cherono managed to scoot away in the final…

EDWIN KIPTOO CLAIMS INAUGURAL KALAKAUA MERRIE MILE BY FIVE SECONDS

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2016 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved HONOLULU, HI, USA (10-Dec) — Overcome with emotion, Edwin Ngetich Kiptoo ran down Kalakaua Avenue next to Waikiki Beach and didn’t stop at the Kalakaua Merrie Mile finish line despite winning the race. After chasing down all the elite women, who had been…

Nick Arciniaga is racing 39miles in a week in Hawaii

HONOLULU, HI, USA (07-Dec) — Nick Arciniaga is aiming to complete one of the toughest doubles in distance running at Sunday’s Honolulu Marathon. A week after finishing second at the arduous XTERRA Trail Running World Championship Half-Marathon in Kualoa Ranch, the 33-year-old has traveled across Oahu ready for the 26.2-mile race from Ala Moana to…

INAUGURAL KALAKAUA MERRIE MILE TO FEATURE INTRIGUING GENDER BATTLE

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2016 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved HONOLULU, HI, USA (8-Dec) — For the first time in 19 years, an elite mile will be contested here in Waikiki. The inaugural Kalakaua Merrie Mile is set for Saturday morning, featuring a gender challenge that will blend the professional women and men’s…

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…