The Honolulu Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the world. It takes place since 1973 in December in Honolulu ( Hawaii).


The start is on the Ala Moana Boulevard. First you will loop through Downtown Honolulu before heading to Waikiki. At the same beach over one passes Diamond Head to the left and passes through Kahala, Aina Haina Hawaii Kai, from where it returns after a short loop. After passing the Diamond Head a second time to reach the target in the vicinity of Waikiki Beach.

Despite the relatively flat stretch of the Honolulu Marathon is not a fast marathon, which is due to the tropical weather and relevant for almost all participants time conversion. Unlike the New York City or Boston Marathon, there is no limit of participants, and there is no time limit for runners, of which over 200 arrived after more than ten hours in 2006. More than half of the participants comes from Japan, where most of the city marathons elite races.


Track records

  • Men: 2:11:12, Jimmy Muindi (KEN ), 2004
  • Women: 2:27:19, Lyubov Denissowa (RUS ), 2006

Fastest Runner 2010

  • Men: Nicholas Kipkorir Chelimo (KEN ), 2:15:18
  • Women: Belaynesh Zemedkun ( ETH), 2:32:13

Finisher 2009

  • 20,543 marathon runners at the finish ( 10,505 men and 10,038 women), 253 more than last year

List of winners

Sources: website of the organizer, ARRS

Development of finishers Ahlen