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.

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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…

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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…

Honolulu Marathon's Men's first place finisher Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, Estimated 25,000 runners from all over the world participated in the annual race in Honolulu. Photo By Eugene Tanner/Honolulu Marathon

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…

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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…

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Get ready for the Honolulu Marathon and Hapalua – Hawaii’s Half Marathon

Originally posted by Living808 on KHON2 The Honolulu Marathon and the Hapalua Half-Marathon is just around the corner and Living808 is here to get you trained up and ready for the biggest run of your life. Website for the Honolulu Marathon: www.honolulumarathon.org When: December 11, 2016 Hapalua Hawaii’s Half-Marathon: http://thehapalua.com/ When: April 9, 2017 The…

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Introducing the Kalakaua Merrie Mile

New for 2016 – The Kalakaua Merrie Mile Date:  Saturday December 10, 2016 – The day before the Honolulu Marathon Location: Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki, Honolulu The Kalakaua Merrie Mile is an epic one mile run down Kalakaua Avenue. This is going to be a fun event with a Waikiki beach party after the run. We…

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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…