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Honolulu Marathon boasts best-ever elite fields

The Honolulu Marathon –the fourth largest in the United States after New York, Chicago and Boston– has attracted its best-ever elite fields for the event’s 42nd edition on Sunday, December 14.  The eight elite men and nine elite women will compete for a $150,000 prize money purse (plus generous time bonuses), with $40,000 going to…

Elite athlete field

SECOND MARATHON TRY FOR CHEPKIRUI One of the world’s best road runners, Kenya’s Joyce Chepkirui, will make her second serious attempt at the marathon distance in Honolulu.  At the 2012 Virgin London Marathon, Chepkirui ran as a pacemaker through 20 miles, helping four women break 2:21.  She came back to London the following year, ran…

Entry Statistics

In 1995, the Honolulu Marathon was the world’s largest marathon with 34,434 entrants and 27,022 finishers    

Records

Honolulu Marathon Records        

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Former Marathon Champion visits with Mid-Pacific students

Three-time Honolulu Marathon champion Mbarak Hussein visited with a group of elementary students on Thursday, continuing a tradition for his frequent return visits to the race. “It’s important to give back to the community and share my experiences with the community,” he said after the visit with first-, second- and fifth-graders at Honolulu’s Mid-Pacific Institute….

History

Winners and Top 10 Places by Year   Click on the year for a race report and a list of the top 10 finishers and the wheelchair champions in that year.    

Hall of Fame inducts Svetlana Zakharova

With five former honorees looking on, Svetlana Zakharova of Russia was inducted into the Honolulu Marathon’s Hall of Fame at a reception Thursday night. “I am thankful for this gift and that my career achievements are noted,” said Zakharova, a three-time winner and six-time runner-up in the Honolulu race, through an interpreter. She will be…