Start Stretching The 2010 Honolulu Marathon is Coming Soon

The 2010 Honolulu marathon is set to get underway Sunday December the twelfth. The 26.2 mile/42.195 km race is bound to once again be a great competition.
Last year Patrick Ivuti of Kangundo Kenya emerged victorious with a finishing time of 02:12:14. That means his average mile throughout the race was run at an impressive 5:03. It was a great showing for the Kenyans who owned seven of the top ten spots, including the top five. Honolulu’s Brandon Laan was the first American to complete the race, coming in sixth with a time of 02:25:41. Two Japanese athletes rounded out the top ten, and Svetlana Zakharova of Cheboksary Russia was the first female competitor to finish with an eleventh place time of 02:28:34. Potential runners have until December the eleventh to register for this year’s race. Since it’s after November fifth, the early registration period has passed, meaning that entry now will cost you an additional $95 if you’re an American Citizen, for a total of $240. In fact, all participants are looking at that figure if they would like to join in the foot-pounding at this point. In addition to the competition, there will also be a Race Day Walk that is also accepting registrations until December the eleventh, which will cost you $70. The event starts on Ala Moana Blvd. across from the Beach Park of the same name, and culminates on Kalakaua Ave. next to the Kapiolani Park. The course will take participants to the Honolulu Harbor, back through Waikiki, past Magic Island and Fort De Russy, around Diamondhead crater, through Kahala Estates on the way to the Kalanianaole Highway, where it will pass the Waialae Country Club as runners head for Hawaii Kai at which time it will swing around and head back on down towards the Waikiki finish line.
Finishers are invited to take advantage of showers that will be set up at the end of the race to cool down. There will also be free Apples, oatmeal cookies, and drinking water in addition to shiatsu massages courtesy of Aisen Shiatsu School, Inc. Discover Hawaii Tours wishes best of luck to all of this years participants. If you are thinking about taking on this challenge, we hope you have had plenty of time to practice. If not, consider holding out until next year when the event will proceed on the eleventh.

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