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PHOTO: Gearing up for the inaugural Kalakaua Merrie Mile (and showing their University of Michigan pride) are (left to right) Erin Finn, Shannon Osika, Coach Mike McGuire and Nicole Sifuentes (photo by Chris Lotsbom for Race Results Weekly), used with permission.
A great story from Chris Lotsbom of Race Results Weekly on the new mile race in Hawaii!

Arciniaga_Nick_Waikiki_Beach_07-Dec-2016_Lotsbom.jpgPHOTO: Nick Arciniaga on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu with Diamond Head in the background (photo by Chris Lotsbom for Race Results Weekly), used with permission.

Nick Arciniaga is one of the nicest guys in the sport. He is also one of the toughest, as this story by Chris Lotsbom attests. We do feel sorry for Chris Lotsbom having to write two grueling stories from Hawaii.

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Daniel Tapia, photo by PhotoRun.net

IMG_7033.JPGStephanie Rothstein Bruce, photo from Stephanie Bruce's Instagram

SACRAMENTO (USA, Dec 4): Kenyans Nelson Oyugi (2:11:41) and reigning champion Elisho Barno (2:11:52) took a one-two in the men's race at the California International Marathon ahead of Daniel Tapia (2:12:28) while Kenya's Sarah Kiptoo won the women's race in 2:31:20 from Stephanie Bruce (2:32:37) and Lauren Jimison (2:33:21).

DSCN8496.JPGMoses Mukono and Ronald Kirui sprinting to the finish line in the men's senior race,

photo by Justin Lagat

DSCN8417.JPGIrene Cheptai leading the women's senior race, photo by Justin Lagat

Justin Lagat wrote this piece for us on the November 27 cross country race. Justin provides a weekly view from Kenya for RunBlogRun readers! We thank our friend for his detailed observations of running in Kenya.

Tsegay_Yemane-BostonM16.jpgYemane Tsegay, photo by PhotoRun.net

Tsegay over Makau
FUKUOKA (JPN, Dec 4):
World silver medallist Yemane Tsegay from Ethiopia defeated reigning two-time champion Patrick Makau from Kenya in the Fukuoka Marathon. Tsegay clocked 2:08:48 to defeat the former world record-holder by nine seconds while Yuki Kawauchi put himself in contention for a place on the national team for the 2017 World Championships with a third-place finish in 2:09:11, the sixth fastest time of his career. Kawauchi was advised not to run after spraining his left ankle yesterday and had been suffering from leg injuries in the lead-up to the race. Hayato Sonoda was fourth in a seven-minute lifetime best of 2:10:40 with Eritrea's Amanuel Mesel (2:10:48) and Poland's Henryk Szost (2:10:53, 5th best time by an European in 2016) rounding out the top six. Canada's Reid Coolsaet just missed the Canadian record in seventh in 2:10:55. Notable non-finishers include James Kwambai and Daniel Chebii while Tariku Bekele recorded a mark at 40km (2:09:01) but dropped out in the last 2.2km. From Japan Running News.

Remember, deadline for early application is 11/29/16 at 2 P.M.

Kipchoge_EluidFH-OlyGames16.jpgEliud Kipchoge, photo by PhotoRun.net

Thanks to our friend, Alfons Juck, and his team at EME News, here are some selected race results from last weekend (11/26-11/27), from around the globe.

DSCN8357.JPGThe entertainment arena at the 2016 Kass Marathon, photo by Justin Lagat/www.kenyanathlete

DSCN8359.JPG70 year old David Sang after participating in the 2016 Kass marathon, photo by Justin Lagat/www.kenyanathlete

Justin Lagat writes for RunBlogRun on a weekly basis. He provides us a weekly column with a view from Kenya, by interviewing athletes, covering events and providing our readers a view of the sport we can find fascinating. This is a column on the changing faces of road racing.

Ghebreslassie_GhirmayFHH-NycMar16.jpgGhirmay Ghebresalassie wins TCS NYC Marathon, photo by PhotoRun.net

Ghirmay Ghebresalassie won the TCS NYC Marathon on November 6, 2016 in a battle for the top title with Lukas Rotich and Abdi Abdirahman. This is an interview done with Mr. Ghebresalassie by Sabrina Yohannes, who has written several pieces for us over the past few years. Ghebresalassie has proven himself to be a top talent, with his win in NYC, followed by two fourths in London and at the Olympics. His World Championships win in Beijing 2015 surprised many, but his win, in 2:07:51 on the tough NYC course should remind marathon fans that Ghirmay will be a force to reckon with in any race he chooses.

image2.JPGGert Briene, after Nairobi Half Marathon, photo by PhotoRun.net

I met Gert Briene at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. He came up to me and said, " I know your writer, Justin Lagat." And from then, we shared our thoughts about running in general and his experiences running around the world.

This piece is written by Justin Lagat about his friend, Gert Briene.

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