HONOLULU (KHON2) — About 9,000 people started the race on Sunday, Dec. 12 for the 26.2 mile Honolulu Marathon and the Start to the Park 10K.

More than 6,400 people started the 2021 Honolulu Marathon.
More than 2,500 people were in the Start to Park 10K, according to marathon officials.

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The first person to cross the 2021 Honoluul Marathon finish line was Emmanuel Saina from Kenya who did the race 2 hours 14 minutes and 32 seconds. Followed by John Benner from Hawaii National Park, Hawaii who finished in 2 hours 35 minutes and 33 seconds. In third from Volcano, Hawaii Billy Barnett completed the race in 2 hours 36 minutes and 55 seconds.

The first woman to cross the finish line was Lanni Marchant from Canada who completed the marathon in 2 hours 41 minutes and 25 seconds, followed by Grace Oetting from Nashville, TN who finished in 2 hours 52 minutes and 57 seconds. Third in the women’s top finishers was Sarah Guhl from Colorado Springs, CO who did it in 2 hours 57 minutes and 10 seconds.

These are the top three finishers for the mena and the women’s wheelchair division.
Top 3 Men Wheelchair

  • 1:42:57 – Tyler Byers, Greenacre, WA, USA
  • 1:44:00 – Valera Jacob Allen, Tuscon AZ, USA
  • 1:53:34 – Dustin Stallberg, Tuscon, AZ, USA

Top 3 Women Wheelchair

  • 2:33:00 – Chelsea Stein, Tucson, AZ, USA
  • 2:53:34 – Christine Greer, Honolulu, HI, USA
  • 3:51:34 – Dawna Zane, HI, USA

As of 8:53 p.m., the final participants have crossed the finish line.

Together, at 15:08:51, Alan Bolosan Campo and Daniel Guro Takushi finished the Honolulu Marathon together.

The Honolulu Police Department got a report of a suspicious package along the Honolulu marathon route at Kalanianaole Highway eastbound and Nenue Street. This happened before 10 a.m. Runners were routed to the westbound lane. Police looked into it, and it was determined not to be a threat. The marathoner then used the usual route.

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More than 700 people were in the Kalakaua Merrie Mile which was held on Saturday, Dec. 11.