Weather clears up just in time for 34th annual Great Aloha Run

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Despite heavy rains and flooding over the weekend, the 34th annual Great Aloha Run still kicked off Monday morning with nearly perfect weather, marking a successful start for thousands of runners and walkers participating in the event.

Upwards of 24,000 people hit the ground running when the race officially kicked off at 7 a.m.

Andy Wacker, of Boulder, Colo., was the first person to finish, coming in at 39 minutes and 35 seconds. The first person from Hawaii to finish was Pierce Murphy, of Hanalei. He came in a mere 10 seconds after Wacker.

The 8.15-mile course started near Aloha Tower, went down along Nimitz Highway and ended at Aloha Stadium.

There were partial to full road closures along portions of the route.

This year, Hawaii Pacific Health, one of the largest health care providers in the state, sponsored the event.

This story will be updated.

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