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Runners end with aloha

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Some of the 22,000 runners made their way along Kalakaua Avenue during the start of the Honolulu Marathon, which started at 5 a.m. on Sunday.
  • KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Sachi Braden cheered for the runners, standing on Kahala Avenue with friends and co-workers from her property management company, Sachi Properties. They passed out frozen pineapple to the runners.
  • KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Kaori Kumemura of Bellevue, Wash. in a red squid suit, passed through the water station at the 23rd mile on Kahala Avenue.
  • KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Kunihisa Okuno of Gunma, Japan challenged himself to run the race in full costume.
  • although many did so in the spirit of fun. Hidetoshi Shimada of Kanagawa
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    Triathlete Sergio Florian of Kaawa hoisted his 2-year-old son Kai onto his shoulders after finishing the marathon.
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    Masato Sakaguchi of Fukuoka, Japan, flashed a two-handed shaka while running in a Santa outfit.
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    Supporters on Kalakaua Avenue offered participants high-fives.
  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
    More than 22,000 runners took on the challenge of the 26.2-mile run, although many did so in the spirit of fun. Hidetoshi Shimada of Kanagawa, Japan ran dressed as Darth Vader.
  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Honolulu resident Jody Thomas jumped for joy Sunday on Kalakaua Ave­nue as she neared the finish line of the Hono­lulu Marathon.

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