Honolulu Marathon: From Start to Finish

Honolulu may seem like an odd place to go to run a marathon. Even in winter, the weather is generally warm and humid – not ideal marathoning conditions by most people’s standards – and the course includes a couple of hills around the Diamond Head crater. But for 24,413 who participated in last year’s Honolulu Marathon, Honolulu makes great sense as a destination marathon.  A few facts about the Honolulu Marathon:

  • 2nd Sunday in December (December 8, 2013)
  • 26 miles (42 km)
  • 24,413 participants in 2012 (12,532 men and 11,537 women)
  • Average completion time: 6.09 hrs
  • The fastest male to place first in last year’s marathon was from Kenya; he completed the race in 2.12 hrs!
  •  The fastest female to cross the finish line was from Russia and she ran the entire 26 miles in 2:31 hrs!
  • The record for the fastest marathon runner was held by Jimmy Muindi from Kenya who finished the 2004 race in just 2:11 hrs!
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