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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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Ethiopian wins women’s title in Honolulu debut

A 25-year-old from Ethiopia won the Honolulu Marathon women’s championship, her first marathon title and in her Honolulu Marathon debut. “It was a good race, but a little windy, “said 25-year-old Woynishet Girma, who finished in two hours, 31 minutes and 41 seconds. With the 5 a.m. start, running in the dark made the Honolulu…

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…