Along the Course

Along the Course Marathon Course: 26 miles, 385 yards or 42.195 kilometers. The Honolulu Marathon’s scenic course includes spectacular ocean views alongside world-famous Waikiki Beach, and Diamond Head and Koko Head volcanic craters. The terrain is level except for short uphill grades around Diamond Head. Timing System: MyLaps timing detectors will be placed at the starting…

Course Description

The Marathon Course       Turn By Turn Course Description  

Filex Kiprotich

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…

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…

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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…

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…

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OLYMPIAN ZHANG YINGYING HELPS FOSTER BOND BETWEEN HONOLULU MARATHON AND CHINA

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom(c) 2015 Race Results Weekly, all rights reservedHONOLULU (09-Dec) — In its 42-year history, no athlete from China has ever won the Honolulu Marathon. That streak could very well come to an end here on Sunday, as Zhang Yingying takes the starting line for the first time on American soil. Hoping to…

Elite Field 2015

Elite Athlete Bios MEN – #1 Wilson Chebet, 30, Kenya Personal Best: 2:05:27, Rotterdam, 2011 Key 2015 Results: 3rd Boston Marathon 2:10:22; 5th Amsterdam Marathon 2:08:45 At Honolulu: 1st 2014 2:15:35 Best Known For: Three straight victories at Amsterdam Marathon (2011, 2012, 2013); second place at 2014 Boston Marathon where he chased American Meb Keflezighi…

Wilson-Chebet

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…