Elite Field at 2013 Honolulu Marathon

In the women’s field, the contenders for the 2013 Honolulu Marathon include defending champion Valentina Galimova of Russia. She will again be up against Woynishet Girma of Ethiopia. In 2012 the two had an epic battle that lasted up until the last quarter mile on Kalakaua Avenue, when Galimova proved too strong  for the 2011 champion….


Kenya’s Chelimo repeats as men’s champion

Defending champion Nicholas Chelimo pushed ahead of two-time winner Patrick Ivuti about 50 yards from the finish line to win the 39th Honolulu Marathon on Sunday. His time was two hours, 14 minutes and 55 seconds, and Ivuti was three seconds behind in one of the race’s closest finishes. A pack of 12 started out…

2011 Marathon winners sign autographs

Tanya Somera of Pearl City was first in line to get autographs from Honolulu Marathon winners Nicholas Chelimo and Woynishet Girma on Monday at Kapiolani Park. “This was the fourth year I ran the marathon and I make it a habit to meet the winners and get mementoes,”Somera said.” I hope their fast running skills…