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Kenyan runners sweep top spots at 2015 Honolulu Marathon

Felix Kiprotich was the first to finish in the 2015 Honolulu Marathon on Sunday.

The 27-year-old elite runner from Kenya crossed the finish line at Kapiolani Park with a time of two hours, 11 minutes and 43 seconds. That was just about a half-minute off the all-time marathon record.

Defending women's division champion Joyce Chepkirui, also of Kenya, was the first woman to finish with a time of 2:28:34. 

The first five finishers were from Kenya. Last year's winner, Wilson Chebet, was second with a time of 2:12:46. 

Marathon officials said 22,029 runners crossed the starting line when the race began at 5 a.m.

A total of 30,783 runners and 2,811 walkers had registered to participate.

2015 Results Top 10 Male Finishers *unofficial

NameCountryFinish Time
Filex KiprotichKenya02:11:43
Wilson ChebetKenya02:12:46
Daniel LimoKenya02:13:24
Robert KwambaiKenya02:15:27
Kenneth MungaraKenya02:18:36
Florian NeuschwanderGermany02:27:58
Koji TakahashiJapan02:28:42
Yuta KoyamaJapan02:31:46
Masato EndoJapan02:35:03
TakuHarada02:36:30

2015 Results Top 10 Female Finishers *unofficial

NameCountryFinish Time
Joyce ChepkiruiKenya02:28:34
Lucy KarimiKenya02:28:55
Isabella OchichiKenya02:29:44
Zang YingyingChina02:37:01
Woynishet GirmaEthiopia02:40:26
Aheza KirosEthiopia02:47:37
Eri SuzukiJapan02:47:43
Maila CrouseUSA02:51:50
Kathleen O’neilUSA02:59:58
Bree WeeUSA03:02:40

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