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2019 Kalakaua Merrie Mile Elite Field

2019 Kalakaua Merrie Mile Elite Field

The Kalakaua Merrie Mile in Waikiki, is road racing at its finest and purest.
An incredible field of international Olympians and top 1500m and mile runners will compete at the 2019 Kalakaua Merrie Mile.
The event is run as a gender challenge. The women get a head start and the first to cross the line, irrespective of gender wins!

BibNameGenderCountryDOBPB
1Edward CheserekMaleKenya19943:33.76/3:49.44 (i)
2Nick WillisMaleNZ19833:29.66/3:49.83
3Craig HufferMaleAus19893:36.35/3:57.81(i)
4Brimin KipronoMaleKenya19993.35.32/3:59.43
5Johnny GregorekMaleUSA19913:35.00/3:49.98(i)
6Pat CaseyMaleUSA19903:35.32/3:52.62
7Eric AvilaMaleUSA19893:36.37/3:55.43
8Patrick JosephMaleUSA19953:39:87 (1500)/3:57:62
F1Shannon OsikaFemaleUSA19934:01.80/4:25.47
F2Rachel SchneiderFemaleUSA19914:02.26/4:20.91
F3Amanda EcclestonFemaleUSA19904:03.25/4:25.64
F4Elinor PurrierFemaleUSA19954:02.34/4:24.88
F5Nikki HiltzFemaleUSA19944:01:52/4:31:42(i)
F6Taryn RawlingsFemaleUSA19964:10.20/4:36.00
F7Sharon LokediFemaleKenya19944:24.00 (1500)/4.45.46(i)
F8Therese HaissFemaleUSA19954:14:44 (1500)/4:34:54(i)

Starts in Waikiki at 7am, Saturday December 7.
Event Info

Edward Cheserek Kenya 1994
Merrie Mile History: 1st, 2017, 3:58.1; 1st, 2018, 3:54.83 (event record; fastest mile ever in Hawaii) Mile Personal Best: 3:49.44i, Boston, Feb. 9, 2018; 1500m Personal Best, 3:33.76i, Boston, Feb. 9, 2018
Nick Willis New Zealand (1983)
Merrie Mile History: 4th, 2017, 4:03.6; 6th, 2018, 4:00.78 Mile Personal Best: 3:49.83, Oslo, June 11, 2014; 1500m Personal Best, 3:29.66, Monaco, July 17, 2015
Craig Huffer Australia 1989
Merrie Mile History: 7th, 2018, 4:05.86 Mile Personal Best: 3:57.81i, Boston, Feb. 2, 2013; 1500m Personal Best, 3:36.35, Barcelona, July 9, 2019
Amanda Eccleston USA (1990)
Merrie Mile History: 11th (5th woman), 2018, 4;42.49 Mile Personal Best: 4:25.64, Raleigh, August 5, 2016; 1500m Personal Best, 4:03.25, London, July 22, 2016
Shannon Osika USA 1993
Merrie Mile History: 3rd (2nd woman), 2016, 4:29.5; 8th (2nd woman), 2018, 4:33.2 Mile Personal Best: 4:25.47, Memphis, Aug. 25, 2018; 1500m Personal Best: 4:01.80, Chrozow, Sep. 14, 2019
Rachel Schneider USA 1991
Merrie Mile History: 10th (4th woman), 2018, 4:38.30 Mile Personal Best: 4:20.91, Monaco, July 12, 2019; 1500m Personal Best, 4:02.26+, Monaco, July 12, 2019
Johhny Gregorek USA (1991)
Making Merrie Mile debut Mile Personal Best: 3:49.98i, Boston, March 3, 2019; 1500m Personal Best, 3:35.00, New York, May 8, 2015
Eric Avila USA (1989)
Making Merrie Mile debut Mile Personal Best: 3:55.43, Memphis, August 25, 2018; 1500m Personal Best, 3:36.37, Padua, July 17, 2016
Pat Casey USA (1990)
Making Merrie Mile debut Mile Personal Best: 3:52.62, Dublin, July 11, 2014; 1500m Personal Best, 3:35.32, Oordegem, July 5, 2014
Sharon Lokedi Kenya
Making Merrie Mile debut Mile Personal Best: 4:45.56i, Lexington, Feb. 3, 2018; 1500m Personal Best, 4:24.00, Lawrence, Apr. 20, 2019
Elinor Purrier USA (1995)
Making Merrie Mile Debut Mile Personal Best: 4:24.88i, Boston, Jan. 26, 2019; 1500m Personal Best, 4:02.34, Rome, June 6, 2019
Taryn Rawlings USA (1995)
Making Merrie Mile debut Mile Personal Best: 4:36.00i, Seattle, Feb. 23, 2019; 1500m Personal Best, 4:10.20, Sacramento, May 25, 2019
Nikki Hiltz USA (1994)
Making Merrie Mile debut Mile Personal Best: 4:31.42i, Seattle, Feb. 8, 2019; 1500m Personal Best, 4:01.52, Doha, Oct. 3, 2019
Therese Haiss USA (1994)
Making Merrie Mile debut Mile Personal Best: 4:34.54i, College Station, March 11, 2017; 1500m Personal Best, 4:14.44, Portland, June 10, 2018
Brimin Kiprono Kenya (1999)
Making Merrie Mile debut; running only his second race in the United States Mile Personal Best: 3:59.43, Cambridge, May 19, 2018; 1500m Personal Best, 3:35.32, Monaco, July 12, 2019
Patrick Joseph USA (1995)
Making Merrie Mile debut Mile Personal Best: 3:57.62, Raleigh, Aug. 2, 2019; 1500m Personal Best, 3:39.87, Azusa, July 9, 2019
Edward Cheserek Kenya 1994
Merrie Mile History: 1st, 2017, 3:58.1; 1st, 2018, 3:54.83 (event record; fastest mile ever in Hawaii) Mile Personal Best: 3:49.44i, Boston, Feb. 9, 2018; 1500m Personal Best, 3:33.76i, Boston, Feb. 9, 2018
Nick Willis New Zealand (1983)
Merrie Mile History: 4th, 2017, 4:03.6; 6th, 2018, 4:00.78 Mile Personal Best: 3:49.83, Oslo, June 11, 2014; 1500m Personal Best, 3:29.66, Monaco, July 17, 2015
Craig Huffer Australia 1989
Merrie Mile History: 7th, 2018, 4:05.86 Mile Personal Best: 3:57.81i, Boston, Feb. 2, 2013; 1500m Personal Best, 3:36.35, Barcelona, July 9, 2019
Amanda Eccleston USA (1990)
Merrie Mile History: 11th (5th woman), 2018, 4;42.49 Mile Personal Best: 4:25.64, Raleigh, August 5, 2016; 1500m Personal Best, 4:03.25, London, July 22, 2016
Shannon Osika USA 1993
Merrie Mile History: 3rd (2nd woman), 2016, 4:29.5; 8th (2nd woman), 2018, 4:33.2 Mile Personal Best: 4:25.47, Memphis, Aug. 25, 2018; 1500m Personal Best: 4:01.80, Chrozow, Sep. 14, 2019
Rachel Schneider USA 1991
Merrie Mile History: 10th (4th woman), 2018, 4:38.30 Mile Personal Best: 4:20.91, Monaco, July 12, 2019; 1500m Personal Best, 4:02.26+, Monaco, July 12, 2019
Johhny Gregorek USA (1991)
Making Merrie Mile debut Mile Personal Best: 3:49.98i, Boston, March 3, 2019; 1500m Personal Best, 3:35.00, New York, May 8, 2015
Eric Avila USA (1989)
Making Merrie Mile debut Mile Personal Best: 3:55.43, Memphis, August 25, 2018; 1500m Personal Best, 3:36.37, Padua, July 17, 2016
Pat Casey USA (1990)
Making Merrie Mile debut Mile Personal Best: 3:52.62, Dublin, July 11, 2014; 1500m Personal Best, 3:35.32, Oordegem, July 5, 2014
Sharon Lokedi Kenya
Making Merrie Mile debut Mile Personal Best: 4:45.56i, Lexington, Feb. 3, 2018; 1500m Personal Best, 4:24.00, Lawrence, Apr. 20, 2019
Elinor Purrier USA (1995)
Making Merrie Mile Debut Mile Personal Best: 4:24.88i, Boston, Jan. 26, 2019; 1500m Personal Best, 4:02.34, Rome, June 6, 2019
Taryn Rawlings USA (1995)
Making Merrie Mile debut Mile Personal Best: 4:36.00i, Seattle, Feb. 23, 2019; 1500m Personal Best, 4:10.20, Sacramento, May 25, 2019
Nikki Hiltz USA (1994)
Making Merrie Mile debut Mile Personal Best: 4:31.42i, Seattle, Feb. 8, 2019; 1500m Personal Best, 4:01.52, Doha, Oct. 3, 2019
Therese Haiss USA (1994)
Making Merrie Mile debut Mile Personal Best: 4:34.54i, College Station, March 11, 2017; 1500m Personal Best, 4:14.44, Portland, June 10, 2018
Brimin Kiprono Kenya (1999)
Making Merrie Mile debut; running only his second race in the United States Mile Personal Best: 3:59.43, Cambridge, May 19, 2018; 1500m Personal Best, 3:35.32, Monaco, July 12, 2019
Patrick Joseph USA (1995)
Making Merrie Mile debut Mile Personal Best: 3:57.62, Raleigh, Aug. 2, 2019; 1500m Personal Best, 3:39.87, Azusa, July 9, 2019