Honolulu Marathon kicks off with thousands of runners
The Honolulu Marathon kicked off with bright fireworks and a starter blast Sunday morning at Ala Moana Park.
Organizers estimate 30,568 registered runners made their way along the grueling 26.2-mile course. Runners traveled throughout Honolulu and ended at Kapiolani Park.
Of the registrants, 46 percent were from Hawaii, 44 percent from Japan and about another eight percent from the mainland.
The Honolulu Marathon is considered one of the top races in the world in terms of the number of people who finish.
The runners who claimed the first place title were Gilbert Chepkwoni from Kenya for the men, and Ehitu Kiros from Ethiopa for the women.
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