Joyce Chepkirui

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…

Peoples

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…

Army

Late Registrations a hit at Honolulu Marathon

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom(c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reservedHONOLULU (13-Dec) — At the Honolulu Marathon Expo, Operation Sergeant Starsky Smith walks in and takes a seat in front of a registration table. A member of the military stationed at Schofield Barracks here in Honolulu, Smith picks up a pen and starts filling out…

Peoples

Honolulu Embraces being the “People’s Marathon”

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom(c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reservedHONOLULU (12-Dec) — With more than 32,000 participants already registered for Sunday’s Honolulu Marathon and Race Day Walk, a festive atmosphere has swept through Hawaii’s state capital city. The fourth-largest marathon in the United States, the Honolulu Marathon draws athletes from all over America and…

Yamane

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…

StoresWaikiki

Local Businesses get boost from Honolulu Marathon

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved HONOLULU (11-Dec) — The clock reads 6:30 a.m., and the sun is just beginning to rise above the cresting waves of Waikiki Beach. Roadways along the shore line are bustling — not with cars, but with runners. Hundreds of runners stride up and…

Honolulu Marathon Expo

Honolulu Marathon kicks off with opening of Expo

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom(c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reservedHONOLULU (10-Dec) — Before the doors opened at 10:00 this morning, a long line wound its way through the Hawaii Convention Center. Hundreds of athletes and their families anxiously awaited for the clock to strike ten, the time that the Honolulu Marathon Expo officially opened…

JoshManning

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…

2013 Autographs

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…