Kenya’s Kipsang wins Honolulu Marathon


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Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang won Sunday’s Honolulu Marathon in 2 hours, 12 minutes, 31 seconds. He pulled away from Ethiopian runner Markos Geneti at the 22nd mile of the 26-mile race. Geneti finished second in 2:13:08, followed by Kiplimo Kimutai(2:14:15), Patrick Ivuti (2:14:55) and Julius Arile (2:15:17), all of Kenya.

In the women’s race, Valentina Galimova defeated defending champion Woynishet Girma in a thrilling finish. Galimova did not separate from the Ethiopian Girma until less than a mile remained. Galimova finished in 2:31:23, followed by Girma’s 2:32:22.

American Stephanie Rothstein-Bruce of Flagstaff, Ariz., finished third in 2:32:47.

Information for this article came from honolulumarathon.org.

Editor’s note: A list of the Big Island finishers will appear later on this week in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald.

 

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