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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…

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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…

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Julius Arile

Julius Arile, Kenya 2012 Honolulu Marathon:  5th (2:15:17) Placed 4th in the 2013 New York City Marathon (2:10:03) Lives in Eldoret, Kenya (altitude 2,150m above sea level) DOB: July 15, 1983 Personal Bests and Notable Performaces   Beyond the stats Julius’ African name originates from Kenyan Kalenjin people and Pokot tribe and simplified meaning of…

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Wilson Chebet

Wilson Chebet, Kenya Three time Amsterdam Marathon champion (2011-2013) Rotterdam Marathon champion 2011 (2:05:27) Won four marathons in eight starts including two DNFs Over last three years ranked (marathon): as 11th on 2013 Top List; 17th on 2012 Top List’ 7th and 11th on 2011 Top List. Average time for ten beset half marathon results:…

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Winners Return to Park to Sign Autographs

The two winners of the Honolulu Marathon returned to Kapiolani Park on Monday morning (Dec. 9) to greet and sign autographs for some of the more than 22,000 people who ran behind them. After waiting in line to obtain their finishers certificates, some of the runners waited in another line of get autographs from Gilbert…

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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.    

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Kipsang and Galimova Sign Autographs for Fans

Honolulu Marathon champions Wilson Kipsang of Kenya and Valentina Galimova of Russia returned to Kapiolani Park Monday morning to meet their fans, and Tanya Somera was first in line to get the winners’ autographs for the second consecutive year. “It’s a great incentive to meet them,” said Somera, of Pearl City, Oahu, who ran her…

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Hall of Famer Schabort gets 9th Wheelchair Win

Krige Schabort won the Honolulu Marathon wheelchair race for the 9th time on Sunday. He crossed the finish line in one hour, 33 minutes and 15 seconds for his second consecutive victory. He broke away from seveal others at the six-mile park and rode alone the rest of the way. But he said being by…