POSTED: 8:47 a.m. HST, Dec 11, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 7:00 p.m. HST, Dec 11, 2011
Nicholas Chelimo of Kenya successfully defended his Honolulu Marathon title this morning, outsprinting two-time champion Patrick Ivuti at the end.
Chelimo finished in a non-record 2 hours, 14 minutes and 55 seconds on a wet course and muggy conditions.
Ivuti, also of Kenya, who won in 2008 and 2009, was right behind him in 2:14:58.
Josphat Boit of Fayetteville, Ark., was third in 2:15:40.
Woynishet Girma of Ethiopia won the women's race in 2:31:41, also not a record.
Misiker Mekonnindemissie of Albuqurque, NM, was second in 2:31:53 and Valentina Galimova of Russia third in 2:31:55.
A total of 22,615 people registered for the marathon, 194 less than last year.