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Ohana spirit rises during annual race


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 07, 2013

~~<p>On Sunday, as it has done for decades, the Honolulu Mara-thon and its thousands of runners will take over streets stretching from downtown, through Waikiki, down to Hawaii Kai. And as it has increasingly done over 40 years, the event will provide a substantial boost to Hawaii's economy and tourism, a particularly impressive feat given its humble origins with just 167 runners.</p>
<p>Even as much remains the same in Hawaii's premier race event, though, a taint of apprehension exists, still resonating some eight months after the Boston Marathon bombings. But officials here are deftly handling the balance between the celebratory vibe this event deserves and the serious need to enhance security.</p>
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On Sunday, as it has done for decades, the Honolulu Mara-thon and its thousands of runners will take over streets stretching from downtown, through Waikiki, down to Hawaii Kai. And as it has increasingly done over 40 years, the event will provide a substantial boost to Hawaii's economy and tourism, a particularly impressive feat given its humble origins with just 167 runners.

Even as much remains the same in Hawaii's premier race event, though, a taint of apprehension exists, still resonating some eight months after the Boston Marathon bombings. But officials here are deftly handling the balance between the celebratory vibe this event deserves and the serious need to enhance security. Login for more...



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