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Kalakaua Merrie Mile Elite Runners

Kalakaua Merrie Mile Elite Runners

An incredible field of international Olympians and top 1500m and mile runners will compete at the 2017 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!

Starts in Waikiki at 7am, Saturday December 9.
Event Info

 

Elite Field
Elite Runner: Edward Cheserek Kenya 1994
Edward Cheserek is a professional runner for Skechers. Edward was a 17 time NCAA champion collegiate distance runner for the University of Oregon
Elite Runner: Nick Willis New Zealand (1983)
Two time 1500m Olympic medalist representing New Zealand
Elite Runner: Hamish Carson New Zealand
Olympian (1500m) from New Zealand at the 2016 Olympics in Rio
Elite Runner: Julian Matthews New Zealand 1988
A Saucony athlete and New Zealand 1500m runner having competed in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, 2015 Track and Field World Championships and 2016 Olympic Games.
Elite Runner: Mason Ferlic USA 1993
American distance runner representing Nike. As a collegian, he capped his career as NCAA Champion in the steeplechase and 5th at the 2016 Olympic trials.
Elite Runner: Will Leer USA 1985
American mid-distance runner. He graduated from Pomona College in Claremont, California in May 2007.[2] Leer has represented the United States in international competition.
Elite Runner: Aisha Praught (Leer) Jamaica 1989
Aisha Praught is a female middle-distance runner from Illinois competing for Jamaica. She married professional runner Will Leer in 2016.
Elite Runner: Jamie Morrissey USA 1995
Elite Runner: Gina Sereno USA 1995
Gina is a distance runner from Madison, Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and is now finishing her final year of NCAA eligibility while completing a Master's of Management degree.
Elite Runner: Mirriam Cherop Kenya 1999
Gold Medalist, Africa Junior Cross Country Championships, Yaoundé, 2016Silver Medalist, East Africa Secondary School Championship, 1500m, Eldoret, 2016
Elite Runner: Nicole Sifuentes Canada 1986
2x Olympian representing Canada.
Elite Runner: Katrina Coogan
NCAA DMR Champion | All-American | Penn Relays Champion | BIG EAST Champion | School Record Holder | 2014 USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Region Athlete of the Year (Cross Country) | Member of 2011 NCAA Cross Country Championship Team
Elite Runner: Edward Cheserek Kenya 1994
Edward Cheserek is a professional runner for Skechers. Edward was a 17 time NCAA champion collegiate distance runner for the University of Oregon
Elite Runner: Nick Willis New Zealand (1983)
Two time 1500m Olympic medalist representing New Zealand
Elite Runner: Hamish Carson New Zealand
Olympian (1500m) from New Zealand at the 2016 Olympics in Rio
Elite Runner: Julian Matthews New Zealand 1988
A Saucony athlete and New Zealand 1500m runner having competed in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, 2015 Track and Field World Championships and 2016 Olympic Games.
Elite Runner: Mason Ferlic USA 1993
American distance runner representing Nike. As a collegian, he capped his career as NCAA Champion in the steeplechase and 5th at the 2016 Olympic trials.
Elite Runner: Will Leer USA 1985
American mid-distance runner. He graduated from Pomona College in Claremont, California in May 2007.[2] Leer has represented the United States in international competition.
Elite Runner: Aisha Praught (Leer) Jamaica 1989
Aisha Praught is a female middle-distance runner from Illinois competing for Jamaica. She married professional runner Will Leer in 2016.
Elite Runner: Jamie Morrissey USA 1995
Elite Runner: Gina Sereno USA 1995
Gina is a distance runner from Madison, Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and is now finishing her final year of NCAA eligibility while completing a Master's of Management degree.
Elite Runner: Mirriam Cherop Kenya 1999
Gold Medalist, Africa Junior Cross Country Championships, Yaoundé, 2016Silver Medalist, East Africa Secondary School Championship, 1500m, Eldoret, 2016
Elite Runner: Nicole Sifuentes Canada 1986
2x Olympian representing Canada.
Elite Runner: Katrina Coogan
NCAA DMR Champion | All-American | Penn Relays Champion | BIG EAST Champion | School Record Holder | 2014 USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Region Athlete of the Year (Cross Country) | Member of 2011 NCAA Cross Country Championship Team