HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Honolulu Marathon prides itself on being the the only world-class marathon that allows all participants to finish without a cut-off time.
Marathon organizers stayed true to their word as they celebrated the final finishers of the 50th Honolulu Marathon on Sunday, Dec. 11.
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Miyuki and Mikayo Sato are a mother and daughter duo who crossed the finish line at just over 17 and a half hours.
Miyuki is 66-years-old; Mikayo is 45-years-old.
The two were amongst 14,645 marathon participants and 5,700 10K runners who started the race at 5 a.m.
Because of the no cut-off feature, the race is known to have the highest percentage of first-time marathoners.
In fact, Marathon newbies made up 35 percent of the field this year.
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Despite that the final finishers came through the finish line nearly 15 hours, or more than half a day, after the winner, they were awarded medals and t-shirts for their hard work and effort.