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Ethiopian is Winner of Marathon Women’s Race

Ehitu Kiros of Ethiopia put on a surge at the 24-mile mark at the start of the Diamond Head hill and won a closely fought victory in the women’s race of Sunday’s Honolulu Marathon. Her time in the slow-paced women’s competition was two hours, 36 minutes and two seconds.  Woynishet Girma, also of Ethiopia and…

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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….

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Defending Champ Returns

2012 champion Valentina Galimova will return in December to defend her title in Honolulu. Valentina Galimova of Russia who won in one of Honolulu’s most exciting women’s races. She sprinted away from the 2011 champion Woynishet Girma, si-tenths of a mile from the finish to win the Honolulu Marathon in 2 hours, 31 minutes, 23…

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Galimova wins with late surge

Valentina Galimova sprinted away from defending champion Woynishet Girma six-tenths of a mile from the finish line to win the Honolulu Marathon women’s racer on Sunday. Her time was two hours, 31 minutes and 23 seconds, which was a minute ahead of Girma of Ethiopia, whose time was 2:32:22. American Stephanie Rothstein-Bruce of Flagstaff, Ariz.,…