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HONOLULU MARATHON


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Runners of all ages and abilities take to the streets

By Jason Kaneshiro

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It took Belainesh Gebre 2 hours, 32 minutes and 13 seconds to cover the Honolulu Marathon's 26.2 miles.

It would be 2 more hours before her victory in the women's race was affirmed.

And even after the ruling, a haze of controversy lingered around the outcome.

Gebre, an elite runner in shorter distances who entered the event online, broke ahead in the first mile and protected a wide lead to finish first in her marathon debut.

How she got to the tape is where things got murky.

Gebre's companion, Sisay Tsegaya, ran directly in front of her for all but the last mile, occasionally passing her water and raising the possibility of disqualification due to illegal assistance.

A review by race officials was triggered when runner-up Svetlana Zakharova filed a protest after completing the race 48 seconds behind Gebre.

The ruling ultimately upheld the on-course result, sending Gebre back to Arizona with the $40,000 first prize, plus $3,000 more in time incentives, and a stern warning from Honolulu Marathon president Jim Barahal.

"We don't necessarily like what happened out there, but I don't think it rose to a level where we could justify a disqualification," Barahal said. He came to the decision along with race referee Dick Sutton, also the marathon's vice president and general counsel.

Gebre, originally from Ethiopia but now based in Flagstaff, Ariz., was not among the elite athletes invited by race officials and paid her own way to compete. But she ran off at record pace early on and spent much of the race without another female runner in sight.

"I'm so happy. I feel good now," she said after being told of the ruling confirming her win.

Zakharova, the defending champion, claimed $16,000 with her sixth second-place finish in nine appearances. She was disappointed with the ruling but said she plans to make her 10th run in Honolulu next year.

"In sports anything can happen and there must be a reason they made the decision," Zakharova said through an interpreter.

As a legally entered runner, Tsegaya was allowed to run with Gebre. But the assistance Gebre received brought Rule 241 (d) of the USA Track and Field Rules into play: "A competitor who collects refreshment from a place other than a refreshment station is liable to disqualification by the Referee."

Barahal noted the rule allows for discretion and said the ruling was "based primarily on the fact that because she entered on her own and was not an elite athlete she was not able to access our elite aid stations."

Barahal said the eight stations are set up every 5 kilometers with specialized drinks and food for the elite runners. Tsegaya ran with a belt around his waist with bottles of liquid and handed drinks to her at various points.

"One can argue that was an advantage because he handed it to her as opposed to having to run over to a table," Barahal said. "I agree with that, on the other hand, I'm not sure that's such a material advantage that would justify stripping her of a hard-earned victory. At the end of the day she did run 26.2 miles."

Gebre moved from Ethiopia in 2006 and entered the race with a string of victories in half-marathons, winning the Big Sur Half Marathon last month with a time of 1:09:43. She entered online about a month ago and arrived in town on Friday.

Gebre broke away in the first mile while Kaori Yoshida, the designated pacesetter, tried to keep her within sight and left the pack in the dark distance. With Tsegaya leading the way, Gebre maintained a pace between 5:50 and 6 minutes per mile and shook Yoshida about 8 miles into the race on the leg taking them up Diamond Head.

Gebre maintained her stride despite a sore hamstring and a blister on her foot that hampered her over the last 4 miles. Her gradually slowing pace allowed Zakharova to close the gap to inside a minute.

Tsegaya dropped off in the last mile leaving Gebre to run alone to the finish at Kapiolani Park and earn an invitation to next year's marathon as defending champion.

Barahal said he "lectured both of them in the strongest possible terms that that is not the way to go in the future."

"We don't think there's any question the coach acted inappropriately," Barahal said. "Whether that meets a standard for disqualification is something reasonable people could probably disagree on."

 

TOP 5

By Age Group
Name Age Time
Women 15-19
1. Rebecca King 19 3:47:21
2. Misaki Ueda 19 3:47:58
3. Karin Yoshida 19 3:49:01
4. Kaho Miyano 19 3:50:21
5. Saaya Hara 19 3:54:06
Women 20-24
1. Belainesh Gebre 22 2:32:13
2. Yuka Aoyama 24 3:02:12
3. Jane Johannsen 22 3:20:55
4. Misato Fukushima 23 3:22:35
5. Ali Herd 21 3:23:34
Women 25-29
1. Jessica Crate 25 3:09:25
2. Mariane Uehara 29 3:13:48
3. Cristina D'Ignazio 27 3:21:19
4. Chieko Kimura 29 3:21:53
5. Sachiko Kano 27 3:25:13
Women 30-34
1. Rachel Cieslewicz 31 2:59:21
2. Hiroko Endo 34 3:14:48
3. Amy Gordon 33 3:16:27
4. Candes Meijide Gentry 33 3:21:06
5. Leanne Craig 33 3:22:08
Women 35-39
1. Futaba Aoki 38 3:02:05
2. Lise Wessels 36 3:07:10
3. Kristina Ingvarsson 36 3:15:08
4. Yoshiko Tsutsumi 39 3:18:16
5. Shie Yamada 37 3:19:00
Women 40-44
1. Yoko Yamazawa 42 3:13:03
2. Emi Matsutani 44 3:21:07
3. Minna Lahtinen 43 3:23:52
4. Yoshiko Arai 40 3:30:00
5. Mieko Sugiura 42 3:30:01
Women 45-49
1. Hiromi Deno 47 3:05:04
2. Takako Oi 46 3:14:53
3. Lia Bosch 47 3:24:27
4. Sachiko Tase 45 3:26:02
5. Darlene Larson 46 3:26:41
Women 50-54
1. Atsuko Yamada 53 3:24:45
2. Sheila Dorman 50 3:31:27
3. Rhonda Gallant 52 3:34:41
4. Mayumi Abe 52 3:35:55
5. Kiyomi Miyako 54 3:43:42
Women 55-59
1. Debbie Suzuki 55 3:37:30
2. Setsuko Amano 56 3:43:09
3. Nobuko Sanada 58 3:55:41
4. Misako Kikuchi 58 4:00:52
5. Lynn Shaw 55 4:02:22
Women 60-64
1. Aiko Fuse 60 3:35:38
2. Sumiko Yamamoto 60 3:42:03
3. Toyoko Maeda 63 3:42:27
4. Miwako Kawanabe 61 3:53:17
5. Toshimi Yura 62 4:07:28
Women 65-69
1. Judith Taksa Webb 67 4:15:41
2. Masako Otonari 66 4:24:08
3. Yoshino Kimura 68 4:31:38
4. Kazuko Miyamoto 65 4:36:05
5. Yasuko Kojima 69 4:45:06
Women 70-74
1. Toshiko Sato 70 4:46:58
2. Reiko Taguchi 74 4:50:37
3. Setsuko Onodera 71 5:00:04
4. Hisae Iwata 70 5:04:35
5. Keiko Kamiya 73 5:44:22
Women 75-79
1. Harriet Anderson 75 5:45:59
2. Amy Goldstein 77 6:44:48
3. Kayoko Akiba 75 7:17:13
4. Teruko Matsuda 78 7:34:50
5. Yoshiko Sato 77 7:34:56
Women 80-84
1. Masae Nakada 82 6:58:50
2. Toshie Nakamura 80 7:15:07
3. Mathea Allansmith 80 8:28:52
4. Haruko Asayama 82 9:03:41
Women 90-94
1. Gladys Burrill 92 9:53:16

 

TOP 250 WOMEN

  Name Time
1. Belainesh Gebre 2:32:13
2. Svetlana Zakharova 2:33:00
3. Kaori Yoshida 2:39:02
4. Teyba Naser 2:41:08
5. Eri Hayakawa 2:42:12
6. Eri Okuobo 2:47:13
7. Megumi Oshima 2:57:20
8. Rachel Cieslewicz 2:59:21
9. Futaba Aoki 3:02:06
10. Yuka Aoyama 3:02:13
11. Hiromi Deno 3:05:04
12. Lise Wessels 3:07:10
13. Jessica Crate 3:09:26
14. Yoko Yamazawa 3:13:03
15. Mariane Uehara 3:13:49
16. Hiroko Endo 3:14:48
17. Takako Oi 3:14:53
18. Kristina Ingvarsson 3:15:08
19. Rachel Ross 3:16:24
20. Amy Gordon 3:16:27
21. Yoshiko Tsutsumi 3:18:17
22. Shie Yamada 3:19:00
23. Jane Johannsen 3:20:55
24. Candes Meijide Gentry 3:21:06
25. Emi Matsutani 3:21:08
26. Cristina D'Ignazio 3:21:19
27. Kumiko Kobayashi 3:21:20
28. Chieko Kimura 3:21:53
29. Leanne Craig 3:22:08
30. Talia Ogliore 3:22:22
31. Misato Fukushima 3:22:35
32. Ali Herd 3:23:35
33. Minna Lahtinen 3:23:53
34. Lia Bosch 3:24:28
35. Karolina Wanke 3:24:35
36. Atsuko Yamada 3:24:45
37. Sachiko Kano 3:25:13
38. Elke Hamleser 3:25:51
39. Sachiko Tase 3:26:02
40. Rosanna Del Vecchio 3:26:38
41. Darlene Larson 3:26:42
42. Mina Casey-Pang 3:27:37
43. Kimberly Bauer 3:28:09
44. Chihiro Kaneko 3:28:30
45. Mariko Morita 3:29:01
46. Ogawa Erisa 3:29:17
47. Belinda Wray 3:29:23
48. Naomi Matsuo 3:29:38
49. Brigitte Egbert 3:29:39
50. Yoshiko Arai 3:30:00
51. Mieko Sugiura 3:30:01
52. Kei Onzuka 3:30:20
53. Kelly Ellis 3:30:40
54. Kana Nakanishi 3:30:54
55. Melina Frei 3:31:14
56. Sheila Dorman 3:31:27
57. Asumi Tamura 3:31:28
58. Miyako Ikuhara 3:31:48
59. Wakaba Stephens 3:32:06
60. Soledad Virasoro 3:32:06
61. Cheryl Frydman 3:32:47
62. Keiko Hirai 3:32:59
63. Kimberly McLean 3:33:05
64. Miho Ikeda 3:33:29
65. Aya Komachiya 3:33:44
66. Melanie Aiona 3:33:44
67. Satomi Kurachi 3:33:48
68. Kelly Groom 3:34:26
69. Sarah Strunk 3:34:30
70. Kelli Lyau 3:34:38
71. Rhonda Gallant 3:34:41
72. Amber Swedenborg 3:34:44
73. Kaoru Teshima 3:34:44
74. Marina Watanabe 3:34:52
75. Megan Clark 3:34:54
76. Joy Galloway 3:35:06
77. Carolyn Schnack 3:35:18
78. Masako Nakajima 3:35:24
79. Rachel Lynn 3:35:26
80. Aiko Fuse 3:35:39
81. Mayumi Abe 3:35:55
82. Akiko Yoguchi 3:36:03
83. Ayumi Yamamoto 3:36:12
84. Mariko Takazawa 3:36:39
85. Yuko Shibata 3:36:57
86. Debbie Suzuki 3:37:30
87. Kiyomi Shimizu 3:37:54
88. Tanya Florin 3:37:55
89. Asuka Nakabuka 3:38:40
90. Rie Ohara 3:39:04
91. Tomoko Iwata 3:39:17
92. Laurie Hageman 3:39:33
93. Shelley Nelson 3:39:37
94. Susan MacRae 3:39:38
95. Rie Asano 3:39:44
96. Renee' Wilson 3:39:57
97. Mio Takeyama 3:40:15
98. Mitsue Tanaka 3:40:17
99. Ikuko Ishii 3:40:33
100. Yumi Fuchiwaki 3:40:34
101. Jessica Mowder 3:40:38
102. Nalani Kaun 3:41:08
103. Toshimi Ohashi 3:41:15
104. Kimberly Burnett 3:41:43
105. Rie Sasaki 3:41:57
106. Sumiko Yamamoto 3:42:04
107. Yuki Hongo 3:42:14
108. Megan Gerichs 3:42:27
109. Toyoko Maeda 3:42:28
110. Toshiko Katou 3:42:35
111. Mayumi Nakagawa 3:42:42
112. Yurko Shiozaki 3:42:44
113. Kimberley Carroll 3:42:54
114. Yoshie Nakajima 3:43:01
115. Setsuko Amano 3:43:10
116. Emily King 3:43:12
117. Junko Chong 3:43:12
118. Shiho Suzuki 3:43:20
119. Marie Benito 3:43:28
120. Karlie Saiki 3:43:29
121. Rebecca Williams 3:43:29
122. Kiyomi Miyako 3:43:43
123. Anne Kuusimakl 3:43:55
124. Tracie Smythe 3:43:55
125. Sue Lohr 3:44:18
126. Kathleen Colman 3:44:22
127. Hiromi Murata 3:44:24
128. Midori Kato 3:44:29
129. Mariane Jensen 3:45:08
130. Lectie Richards 3:45:10
131. Akiko Yamaguchi 3:45:19
132. Maureen O'Connell 3:45:40
133. Julia Okinaka 3:45:41
134. Mar A Teresa Turdera 3:46:00
135. Claudia Karl 3:46:00
136. Mayumi Kuroyama 3:46:09
137. Sally Marrack 3:46:22
138. Yuri Koshibe 3:46:27
139. Sayumi Matsushita 3:46:35
140. Yasuko Ooka 3:46:40
141. Priscilla Shaw 3:46:43
142. Shinobu Yoshida 3:46:44
143. Yoko Hara 3:47:07
144. Yukari Takanashi 3:47:14
145. Rebecca King 3:47:21
146. Mary Walsh 3:47:25
147. Hiroko Matsuo 3:47:31
148. Mayumi Ikeda 3:47:35
149. Ayako Mashimo 3:47:39
150. Angela Kwong 3:47:56
151. Jennifer Ward 3:47:56
152. Misaki Ueda 3:47:59
153. Andrea Bess 3:48:31
154. Yumi Yamaji 3:48:31
155. Mayumi Nambu 3:48:42
156. Hiroko Otsuka 3:48:49
157. Masako Manning 3:48:51
158. Tomomi Nasuno 3:48:53
159. Satomi Aoki 3:49:00
160. Karin Yoshida 3:49:02
161. Anu Ossberg 3:49:06
162. Kayo Umemura 3:49:06
163. Nozomi Tsujimura 3:49:15
164. Emi Ishikawa 3:49:22
165. Chantal Li 3:49:43
166. Naomi Haga 3:49:46
167. Esther Volper 3:49:49
168. Kaori Yamada 3:49:51
169. Michelle Felipe 3:49:57
170. Lyndsay Haywood 3:50:02
171. Denise Sauriol 3:50:09
172. Ami Waller 3:50:10
173. Yumiko Sakoh 3:50:10
174. Lynne Grieco 3:50:18
175. Mamiko Sano 3:50:19
176. Kaho Miyano 3:50:21
177. Shayna Higa 3:50:25
178. Ayako Miura 3:50:27
179. Madoka Ueshima 3:50:29
180. Wendy Darling 3:50:36
181. Lisa Annabel Ellis 3:50:42
182. Danuta Kielar 3:50:55
183. Yuko Handa 3:50:58
184. Shizuka Matsukawa 3:51:01
185. Hannah Roberts 3:51:05
186. Elizabeth Cady 3:51:18
187. Sayumi Ito 3:51:22
188. Vickie Lau 3:51:32
189. Miyuki Higashi 3:51:32
190. Kinuko Shiotani 3:51:32
191. Julie Sletten 3:51:33
192. Hisae Sekiya 3:51:44
193. Eriko Asai 3:51:45
194. Mayumi Kusakari 3:51:51
195. Stefanee Kershner 3:51:54
196. Yvonne Covington 3:52:02
197. Angela Cullen Spooner 3:52:04
198. Kyoko Abe 3:52:06
199. Takako Matsumoto 3:52:16
200. Johanna Bartee 3:52:22
201. Abby Jones 3:52:24
202. Marie Harvat 3:52:25
203. Mami Yamada 3:52:30
204. Nia Naumu 3:52:32
205. Angela Sy 3:52:33
206. Kazuyo Itagaki 3:52:40
207. Chiho Matoba 3:52:48
208. Shoko Kimura 3:52:52
209. Kiku Tanaka 3:53:03
210. Cora Speck 3:53:08
211. Miwako Kawanabe 3:53:18
212. Kathleen Pell 3:53:22
213. Diane Manzini 3:53:24
214. Mio Manabe 3:53:25
215. Mariko Atsumi 3:53:25
216. Sawako Masamune 3:53:29
217. Miyoko Sato 3:53:29
218. Agnes Croon 3:53:36
219. Rosemary Spraker 3:53:38
220. Dawn McDaniel 3:53:47
221. Haruka Manabe 3:53:52
222. Miho Iwatake 3:54:00
223. Gigi Odehn 3:54:06
224. Saaya Hara 3:54:07
225. Michelle Barker 3:54:10
226. Yukari Soma 3:54:21
227. Maho Yamada 3:54:25
228. Serena Bredin 3:54:31
229. Vicki Daniel 3:54:32
230. Darcy Defrees 3:54:40
231. Sonoko Tanaka 3:54:42
232. Miyuki Suzuki 3:54:44
233. Krinda Carlson 3:54:45
234. Yoko Ito 3:54:52
235. Mari Kasamoto 3:55:02
236. Kathryn Taylor 3:55:02
237. Akiko Nakai 3:55:04
238. Sayaka Yasukawa 3:55:09
239. Christina Saffran 3:55:17
240. Susan Cordell 3:55:18
241. Sarah Weinkam 3:55:19
242. Carly Wendt 3:55:21
243. Taryn Holstrom 3:55:22
244. Kyoko Otsuka 3:55:37
245. Nobuko Sanada 3:55:41
246. Akiko Toyooka 3:55:43
247. Yoshiko Isomae 3:55:43
248. Yumiko Honda 3:55:47
249. Naoko Yoshitake 3:55:48
250. Chizuru Teramura 3:55:54

 






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