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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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WILSON CHEBET EYES SECOND STRAIGHT WIN AT HONOLULU MARATHON

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom(c) 2015 Race Results Weekly, all rights reservedHONOLULU (11-Dec) — With a snow-white colored parrot in one hand and the other hand making the traditional Hawaiian shaka sign, defending Honolulu Marathon champion Wilson Chebet was clearly enjoying himself. Having arrived on Thursday, the 30-year-old is ready for Sunday’s race, where he’ll seek…

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CANADA’S NICOLE SIFUENTES GETS MARATHON EXPERIENCE IN HONOLULU

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2015 Race Results Weekly, all rights reservedHONOLULU (10-Dec) — Up until last year, Canadian Olympian Nicole Sifuentes didn’t think she’d ever run a marathon. The distance was too long and too demanding, especially for someone who specializes in four laps of the track. Yet last year’s Honolulu Marathon began to…

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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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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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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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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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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…