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Kauai Marathon disqualifies prominent runner

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 08:39 a.m. HST, Sep 11, 2013

LIHUE » A prominent marathon racer has been disqualified from the Kauai Marathon because his starting time was not electronically recorded.

The Garden Island reports Dean Karnazes was late to the starting line for the Sept. 1 marathon. An electronic mat that records times through a chip carried by runners had been removed when he began to run.

Karnazes was a host of the marathon. He's known for his running exploit of 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days and he has written three books on running.

He completed the Kauai Marathon in 3 hours, 30 minutes, and won his age group.

He says he's OK with being disqualified.

He says a road closure kept him from starting on time but that it's his own fault.

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Mike174 wrote:
Too bad but on the other hand: Sounds like a real adult! Taking responsibility for his own actions. How unusual now a days...
on September 11,2013 | 06:56AM
cojef wrote:
He had his day in the sun.
on September 11,2013 | 07:30AM
serious wrote:
Look at the HNL marathon two years ago when the woman winner was given illegal aid during the run---we're talking about serious money here.
on September 11,2013 | 03:09PM
XML808 wrote:
Good attitude to show others, especially our keiki.
on September 11,2013 | 07:32AM
BlueDolphin53 wrote:
Wow. Great to hear. As I was reading through the story, I thought for sure I'd come across the line where he was blaming the officials and rules.
on September 11,2013 | 08:05AM
Bdpapa wrote:
kudos to this guy. Noww thats an example of a good sport!
on September 11,2013 | 09:08AM
paniolo wrote:
Totally agree.
on September 11,2013 | 10:25AM
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