2017 Honolulu Marathon & Kalakaua Merrie Mile
Honolulu, HI
Dec 9-10, 2017
  • Course Records Smashed At Honolulu Marathon

    Dec 10, 2017

    By David Monti & Taylor Dutch, @d9monti, @taylordutch(c) Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved

    HONOLULU (10-Dec) — Both the men's and women's course records came tumbling down at the 45th Honolulu Marathon here this morning when Lawrence Cherono and Brigid Kosgei broke the finish line tape in Kapiolani Park in 2:08:26 and 2:22:14, respectively.  Improbably, the Kenyan duo demolished the previous race records by a combined six minutes and 17 seconds, and each athlete earned $50,000 in prize money and incentive bonuses.

  • Cheserek Is King Of The Kalakaua Merrie Mile

    Dec 10, 2017

    By David Monti

    HONOLULU (09-Dec) — Winning 17 NCAA titles earned Edward Cheserek the nickname "King Cheserek" during his record-breaking career at the University of Oregon where he became the most decorated runner in NCAA history.  He lived up to that moniker at the second annual Kalakaua Merrie Mile in Waikiki here this morning, not only winning the men's race but also the gender challenge after a surprisingly tough fight to the finish against Kenyan teenager Merriam Cherop.  Cheserek, a Kenyan who has lived in the Unites States since he was a teenager, clocked 3:58.1, just nipping Cherop in the last five meters.

  • Nick Willis Using Merrie Mile As Stepping Stone for 2018 Campaign

    Dec 8, 2017

    By Taylor Dutch, @taylordutch(c) 2017 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved

     HONOLULU (07-Dec) — With two Olympic medals and eight appearances in global championships finals on his running resume, Nick Willis is ready to check off some of his last boxes. At 34 years old, Willis admits that the end of his career is near, but he’s still aiming for the next challenge.

  • Will 26 Seconds Be Enough For Merrie Mile Women?

    Dec 8, 2017

    By David Monti, @d9monti(c) 2017 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved

    HONOLULU (07-Dec) -- The second annual Kalakaua Merrie Mile, scheduled for Saturday morning here on Kalakaua Avenue adjacent to Waikiki Beach, features a gender challenge with a twist.  The elite women will receive a 26-second head start over the elite men, then prize money will be paid by the overall order of finish, regardless of gender: USD 3500-1500-1000.

  • Nick Symmonds Is Undertrained, Optimistic About Marathon Debut In Honolulu

    Dec 7, 2017

    By Taylor Dutch, @taylordutch(c) 2017 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved

    HONOLULU (07-Dec) -- Standing on the pristine ocean shore outside of the Outrigger Reef On The Beach Hotel, Nick Symmonds is poised despite the challenge that lies ahead of him. On Sunday morning, the IAAF World Championships 800m silver medalist will compete in the Honolulu Marathon, the first marathon of his career and the longest run he has ever done. But even with minimal training by marathon standards, Symmonds, like always, is embracing the experience.