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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, Kenya 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, 1988 Personal bests and recent notable performances   Beyond the…

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History & Statistics of the Honolulu Marathon        

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Great support along the course…lots of water stations, plenty of water, cold sponges to cool off, and lots of cheering. The finish was well done. Showers to cool off immediately after crossing the finish line, support, and more water (this is before exiting the finish line area, which beyond that was more). Nicely done!!

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“Extreme Weight Loss” cast member finishes marathon

“I can’t believe this. I’m so happy,” Sara Murphy said after completing the Honolulu Marathon on Sunday. The 39-year-old Kentucky woman is one of the cast members on the ABC-TV reality show “Extreme Weight Loss,” and running the 26-2-mile race was her six-month challenge. The “milestone” challenge originally was a 13.1-mile half-marathon, but Murphy’s training…

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Defending champion says her run was motivated by pretty dress

Valentina Galimova says her favorite thing to do in Hawaii — besides running the Honolulu Marathon, of course — is to shop.    But the defending women’s champion told a group of students on Thursday that she won’t do any shopping until after Sunday’s race.  However, that may not prevent her from doing some more…

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Finish Line News

The finish line of the marathon is in Kapiolani Park by the Queen Emma statue. See map of the Finish Area.   Crossing the line All Sports Community is the official photo service and they have photographers posted around the course taking pictures of you. Look up as you cross the line to get the…

Essential Information

Essential Information The Honolulu Marathon is the third largest marathon in the US, attracting around 30,000 participants each December. We are unique in that there is no limit on the number of participants and there is no cut off time, therefore attracting both fast runners as well as walkers. Race Date: December 14, 2014 Start:…