The Honolulu Marathon topped 30,000 entrants for the second consecutive year, with 22,599 of them toeing the line on Sunday morning.
Top residents run fast before walking down aisleBy Star-Advertiser staff
Three weeks before walking down the aisle at their wedding, Nathan Carlson and Polina Babkina shared the experience of running 26.2 miles. The couple took a break from planning their late-December wedding and nearly crossed the finish line together as the first Hawaii residents to finish. Story »
For more than 21 miles, an unheralded runner from Japan held a sizable lead in the 41st annual event. Saeki Makino, wearing bib number 24193, broke away from the single-digit elite runners when the 5 a.m. fireworks show exploded above Ala Moana Boulevard, and he remained ahead as dawn broke over East Oahu. Story »
In surf that went off in the 6- to 8-foot range and with the memory of Andy Irons fresh on everyone's mind, the opening two rounds of the last jewel of the Triple Crown of Surfing produced some excitement. Story »
A little synergy went a long way in Boise State and Oregon State being selected to play in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve. The basketball teams of both schools were already scheduled to take part in the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic that begins Dec. 22. Story »
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When University of Hawaii volleyball coach Dave Shoji says he appreciates the animated students who show up at Rainbow Wahine matches, he isn’t just mouthing empty platitudes from the coaches’ handbook. Story »
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Saluting Toilers In He‘eia Ahupua‘a
The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii’s coveted Kako’o ‘Aina award went to a team, rather than an individual, this year as TNC wanted to honor the efforts of seven community partners who are restoring a substantial part of Windward Oahu. Read More »