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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.

With black paint covering his eyebrows and the lower half of his face, Yoshinori Hidaka of Fukuoka City, Japan, crossed the Honolulu Marathon finish line Sunday in 3 hours and 43 minutes. Read more

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