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42nd HONOLULU MARATHON – JUST THE FACTS

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom(c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reservedHONOLULU (13-Dec) — On Sunday, the Honolulu Marathon will be run here in Hawaii’s state capitol, with about 31,000. In its 42nd year, the race is filled with history dating back to 1973. Before the winners come down Diamond Head Road and enter Kapiolani Park…

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Wind, weather could be big factor at Honolulu Marathon

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom(c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reservedHONOLULU (13-Dec) — With less than 24 hours until the start of the 42nd annual Honolulu Marathon, more than 31,000 athletes are finishing up their final preparations, readying themselves for the 26.2 mile journey from Ala Moana Beach Park to Kapiolani Park. All week, beautiful…

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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…

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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…

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Croatia’s Nemec Confident Heading into Honolulu Marathon

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved HONOLULU (11-Dec) — Sunday’s Honolulu Marathon boasts one of the strongest women’s fields in race’s 42-year history. Kenya’s Joyce Chepkirui, perhaps the most dominant road racer in recent years, will toe the line for her second competitive marathon, while past champions Ehitu Kiros…

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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…

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Honolulu Marathon boasts best-ever elite fields

The Honolulu Marathon –the fourth largest in the United States after New York, Chicago and Boston– has attracted its best-ever elite fields for the event’s 42nd edition on Sunday, December 14.  The eight elite men and nine elite women will compete for a $150,000 prize money purse (plus generous time bonuses), with $40,000 going to…

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SECOND MARATHON TRY FOR CHEPKIRUI One of the world’s best road runners, Kenya’s Joyce Chepkirui, will make her second serious attempt at the marathon distance in Honolulu.  At the 2012 Virgin London Marathon, Chepkirui ran as a pacemaker through 20 miles, helping four women break 2:21.  She came back to London the following year, ran…

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Nukuri ready to race fourth marathon of 2014 at Honolulu Marathon

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom(c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved(12-Oct) — When Diane Nukuri toes the line in Hawaii on December 14 for the 42nd Honolulu Marathon, she’ll be racing her fourth marathon of the year. Moreover, Nukuri will be competing in her third marathon in just 105 days.“It’s a little scary!” said the…

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Joyce Chepkirui

Joyce Chepkirui, Kenya Defending Honolulu Marathon Champion 1st place 2014 Honolulu Marathon (2:30:23) 1st place  2014 Berlin ASICS Grand 10 (31:02) 2014 Commonwealth Games and the African Championships Gold medalist in the 10,000m 2014 Silver medalist at IAAF Continental Cup (5000m) 2012 Olympic Games finalist (10,000m) Lives in Eldoret, Kenya (2,150m above sea level) DOB: August 20,…