Honolulu Marathon, December 13, 2015 – Kenyan Sweep Victories at 43rd Honolulu Marathon

Taking advantage of perfect racing conditions, Kenyans Joyce Chepkirui and Filex Kiprotich won the 43rd Honolulu Marathon in 2:28:34 and 2:11:43. A total of 30,783 runners entered the race.

As fireworks lit up the Hawaiian sky, Chepkirui got off to a blazing start. Splitting the half-marathon in an eye-popping 1:11:43, the defending champion was clicking off miles like a metronome

Powering down Diamond Head Road with less than a mile remaining, Chepkirui broke away for good, crossing the finish first in 2:28:34. Lucy Karimi finished second in 2:28:55, followed by Isabella Ochichi in 2:29:44. 

“I won again and I feel happy. This was a great win today,” said Chepkirui. “It was my plan, because on Wednesday I said I want to run 2:28 and I made it. I am so happy.” 

Filex Kiprotich stayed patient through the early stages before unleashing the winning move in the men’s race. 

At the 30-K aid station, Kiprotich took all by surprise by stepping on the gas pedal. In the blink of an eye he held a ten second lead over his competitors.

“When I was at 30-K I planned to break the course record so I decided to go,” said Kiprotich. “I kept going.” 

Kiprotich came up nearly a half minute shy of the event record, finishing in 2:11:43. Wilson Chebet placed second in 2:12:46 followed by Daniel Limo (2:13:24).

“The weather was not bad but the course is too hard! When I was at 35 (kilometers), the course was difficult. There were a lot of hills,” he said. 

2015 Honolulu Marathon – Event Overview

-Race Date: December 13, 2015
-Start: Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii
-Finish: Kapiolani Park, Honolulu, Hawaii
-Distance: 26.2 miles
-Organizer: Honolulu Marathon Association

2016 Hapalua, the sister event to the Honolulu Marathon will take place on April 10, 2016.

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