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Kauai Marathon

The courses are USATF and AIMS certified. The 2011 Kauai Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay were a resounding success with multiple course records broken, the largest field boasted in race history and an abundance of aloha spread throughout the day. The performance of the morning came in the marathon from Tyler McCandless, 24, of Boulder, Colorado running 2:23:21 on an extremely challenging course in temperate conditions. He crushed the course record and won the Kauai Marathon Speed Challenge of a Sub-­2:30. Trailed closely by 2010 winner, Michael Wardian, 37, of Arlington, Virginia who finished in 2:26:19. Both Americans eclipsed the elusive Sub-­2:30 mark each earning a share of $15,000.

2013 Race Winners · 2012 Results · 2011 Results

Division Clock Time Name Age State/Country
Overall Male Winner 2:21:33 Tyler McCandeless 25 Boulder, CO US
2nd Male Finisher 2:36:23 Timothy Aukshunas 25 Seattle, WA US
3rd Male Finisher 2:38:23 Michael Wardian 39 Arlington, VA US
Overall Female Winner 3:00:56 Nicole Chyr 35 Englewood, CO US
2nd Female Finisher 3:24:46 Brooke Sugahara 35 Kapaa, HI US
3rd Female Finisher 3:28:10 Becki Lynn Lassley 35 Littleton, CO US

2013 Age-Group Winning Times · 2012 Results · 2011 Results

Division Chip Time Name State/Country Age Age-Graded
1st Men 40-49 3:33:29 Chase Duarte Vail, AZ 46 63.07
1st Men 50-59 3:36:15 Akio Otsuka Japan 56 68.15
1st Men 60-69 3:22:25 Michael Georgi Honolulu, HI 61 76.43
1st Men 70+ 5:37:24 Graham Richardson New Zealand 75 53.80
1st Women 40-49 3:30:12 Bekki Manville Colorado Springs, CO 40 67.86
1st Women 50-59 4:22:03 Tomoko Mitsuoka Japan 55 65.62
1st Women 60-69 4:29:42 Ann-Marie Dolk Sweden 65 74.00

Course Description

The 4th Annual Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon begin in Poipu, the world-class resort community at the sunny southern end of the island and run the first 11 miles together. The courses follow the contour of the scenic coastline, offering magnificent views of the island's picturesque beaches, rugged volcanic peaks, and green tropical rain forests. As dawn breaks, runners will experience lush green vistas as they approach the shade of the century old Tunnel of Trees. The course then winds through misty Omao where the half marathon enters Kukuiula Resort offering spectacular ocean views for the last few miles. The full marathon heads out to Lawai before climbing to reveal stunning ocean views at the top of Kalaheo. The remaining miles are a gradual descent until runners receive a rousing island welcome upon their return to Poipu Beach.

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At A Glance
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LocationKoloa, Hawaii
Race DistanceMarathon
Race Date 2014August 31, 2014
  Race Date 2013  September 1, 2013
  Race Date 2012  September 2, 2012
  Race Date 2011  September 4, 2011
Course Record Men2:23:21 (2011)
Course Record Women2:46:04 (2012)
Years Running5
2013 Total Finishers285
  Men  172
  Women  113
Age Group Awards5 Year
ExpoYes
Entry Fee180.00
Race ResultsLink to Results
 
Advance RegistrationOnline Registration
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Recommended by: michael wardian
"I really like this marathon. And it's not just because I finished second overall in 2011. It's just a great race and who can resist Hawaii?"

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