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Marathon is not just a race, but a spectacle

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Hidetoshi Shimada from Kawasaki City, Japan, used the Force while running in the marathon, immediate left.

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Yoshinori Horikawa, above, waved Sunday as he turned the corner from 18th Avenue onto Kilauea Avenue during the 2016 Honolulu Marathon.

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Le‘a, a golden retriever owned by Gayle Lanthier of Kaimuki, watched as runners neared the finish line.

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Marathon participants cooled off at the 24-mile mark in Kahala, above.

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Runners’ feet went by in a blur in this slow-exposure shot of Kalakaua Avenue during the early hours of the Honolulu Marathon.

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Yuki Matsukawa gave a high-five to supporters as he ran past them on Kilauea Avenue during the Honolulu Marathon, above.

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Hiroshi Kato, second from left, blows a tune on his “Big Bird” decorated tuba as Hitoshi Yoneyama, right, dances in costume prior to the start of the 2016 Honolulu Marathon on Sunday, December 11, 2016 in Waikiki.

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Lawrence Cherono of Kenya, above, crossed the tape to finish in first place in the Men’s Elite division with a new course record of 2:09:39. For more coverage, see Sports.