Ethiopian Ambesse Tolossa Wins Honolulu Marathon - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Ethiopian Ambesse Tolossa Wins Honolulu Marathon

Ambesse Tolossa Ambesse Tolossa
Jimmy Muindi Jimmy Muindi
Lyubov Denisova Lyubov Denisova

HONOLULU (KHNL) - It was all Ethiopia and Kenya for Sunday's Honolulu Marathon, as runners from those two African nations took the top 5 spots.  But after 10 years Kenyan dominance, Ambesse Tolossa from Ethiopia won with the time of 2 hours, 13 minutes and 42 seconds.  It was his first time competing in Honolulu.

Three-time defending champion Jimmy Muindi of Kenya finished second in an official time of 2:14:39.

Third place was Eric Wainana (2:16:08), in fourth was Araya Haregot (2:16:59), and fifth was Eric Nzioki (2:17:10).

For the women, first time Honolulu Marathon runner Lyubov Denisova from Russia set the course record with her victory in the time of 2 hours, 27 minutes and 19 seconds. 

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