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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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FOR SOME, HONOLULU MARATHON HOLDS A FAR DEEPER MEANING THAN JUST A RACE

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom(c) 2015 Race Results Weekly, all rights reservedHONOLULU (11-Dec) — For 15 years, Roberta Bush of Honolulu’s Makiki neighborhood has laced up her running shoes and toed the start line here for the Honolulu Marathon, running with extra pep in her step. Despite being legally blind and battling a debilitating lung disease,…

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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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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…

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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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WORLD RECORD HOLDER BETTY JEAN MCHUGH LEADS THREE GENERATIONS AT HONOLULU MARATHON

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom(c) 2015 Race Results Weekly, all rights reservedHONOLULU (08-Dec) — Like the crashing waves along Waikiki Beach or the breathtaking Diamond Head crater that towers above the Pacific, Vancouver’s Betty Jean McHugh is an ageless wonder here at the Honolulu Marathon. At 88 years-old, McHugh is one of the oldest entrants in…

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