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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…