Honolulu Marathon Results 2010
The Honolulu Marathon will being on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 5 am. About 22,000 runners are registered for the race.
The Honolulu Marathon is the world’s sixth largest marathon and is a qualifying marathon for the Boston Marathon.
The Honolulu Marathon attracts a large number of Japanese participants because it has no cut off time for finishing the run. This is not the case for many marathons in Japan.
“About 13,000 runners have come from Japan this year. They represent about 60 percent of the total entrants. Last year, there were 14,400 entrants from Japan,” reported KITV.
However, the current valuation of the Japanese yen at an all time high, even with fewer participants, more tourist money is expected to be spent. This will be a boon for the local economy which is still reeling from the recession. Estimates put that figure around $100 million.
The course itself is not a fast course because of the terrain, but nonetheless a popular one for marathoners. Many winners have gone one to place well or win the Boston Marathon.
Last year’s men’s winner was Kenya’s Patrick Ivuti with a winning time of 2:12:14, Ivuti also placed first in 2008. The 2009 woman’s winner was Svetlana Zakharova from Russia, finishing at 2:28:34
Click here for 2010 Honolulu Marathon results. Please be patient since it may some time before all the results are tallied.
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