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Honolulu Marathon Elite Runners

Honolulu Marathon Elite Runners

The Honolulu Marathon is committed to world class elite competition and has assembled a strong field for the 2017 race including the current marathon world record holder, Dennis Kimetto.
Kimetto set the world record of 2:02:57 in 2014 at the Berlin Marathon.
See the bios of the 2017 Elite men’s and women’s field below.
Prize money Structure
Course Records

Elite Runners
Elite Runner: Dennis Kimetto Kenya, Jan 22, 1984
Dennis Kimetto is the marathon world record holder. 2:02:57 set in Berlin 2014
Elite Runner: Lawrence Cherono Kenya, Aug 7, 1988
Current Honolulu Marathon champion and course record holder
Elite Runner: Wilson Chebet Kenya, (1985) - Adidas
Wilson Chebet won the Honolulu Marathon in 2014 and has run the second fastest ever time in Honolulu (2:10:49) in 2016.
Elite Runner: Festus Talam Kenya (1994) – adidas RunCzech Racing athlete
Festus Talam ran the 2016 Honolulu Marathon as a pacesetter. He returns in 2017 to fight all the way to the finish.
Elite Runner: Philip Tarbei Kenya (1994) – adidas RunCzech Racing athlete
Philip Tarbei returns to Honolulu after his win at the Hapalua - Hawaii's Half Marathon. He will be a pacesetter at the 2017 Honolulu Marathon
Elite Runner: Titus Ekiru Kenya, Jan 2, 1992
Winner of Seville Marathon in February 2017.
Elite Runner: Vincent Yator Kenya, (1989) - Nike Athlete
Vincent Yator will race in Honolulu for the first time.
Elite Runner: Reuben Kerio Kenya (1994)
Set PR of 2:08:12 at the Kosice Marathon, Slovakia in 2017
Elite Runner: Brigid Kosgei Kenya, 20 Feb, 1994
The defending champion returns in 2017.
Elite Runner: Joyce Chepkirui Kenya, 1988 - Adidas
Two time Honolulu Marathon winner(2014-2015) , Joyce Chepkirui will attempt to regain her title from Brigid Kosgei.
Elite Runner: Janet Rono Kenya 1988
Elite Runner: Lucy Karimi Kenya 1986 - Adidas
Winner, Prague Marathon, 2016 Winner, Milano Marathon, 2015 Three-time winner, Buenos Aires Marathon, 2012-2014
Elite Runner: Nancy Kiprop Kenya, 1979
Winner, Vienna Marathon, 2017
Elite Runner: Dennis Kimetto Kenya, Jan 22, 1984
Dennis Kimetto is the marathon world record holder. 2:02:57 set in Berlin 2014
Elite Runner: Lawrence Cherono Kenya, Aug 7, 1988
Current Honolulu Marathon champion and course record holder
Elite Runner: Wilson Chebet Kenya, (1985) - Adidas
Wilson Chebet won the Honolulu Marathon in 2014 and has run the second fastest ever time in Honolulu (2:10:49) in 2016.
Elite Runner: Festus Talam Kenya (1994) – adidas RunCzech Racing athlete
Festus Talam ran the 2016 Honolulu Marathon as a pacesetter. He returns in 2017 to fight all the way to the finish.
Elite Runner: Philip Tarbei Kenya (1994) – adidas RunCzech Racing athlete
Philip Tarbei returns to Honolulu after his win at the Hapalua - Hawaii's Half Marathon. He will be a pacesetter at the 2017 Honolulu Marathon
Elite Runner: Titus Ekiru Kenya, Jan 2, 1992
Winner of Seville Marathon in February 2017.
Elite Runner: Vincent Yator Kenya, (1989) - Nike Athlete
Vincent Yator will race in Honolulu for the first time.
Elite Runner: Reuben Kerio Kenya (1994)
Set PR of 2:08:12 at the Kosice Marathon, Slovakia in 2017
Elite Runner: Brigid Kosgei Kenya, 20 Feb, 1994
The defending champion returns in 2017.
Elite Runner: Joyce Chepkirui Kenya, 1988 - Adidas
Two time Honolulu Marathon winner(2014-2015) , Joyce Chepkirui will attempt to regain her title from Brigid Kosgei.
Elite Runner: Janet Rono Kenya 1988
Elite Runner: Lucy Karimi Kenya 1986 - Adidas
Winner, Prague Marathon, 2016 Winner, Milano Marathon, 2015 Three-time winner, Buenos Aires Marathon, 2012-2014
Elite Runner: Nancy Kiprop Kenya, 1979
Winner, Vienna Marathon, 2017