KONA MARATHON 2013
Photos by runner Rodney Chang
 
2013 Copyright Pygoya

 

Approaching Kailua-Kona town from the south

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tourist eating breakfast as they watch the passing runners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Run Forest, Run!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alii Drive Farmer's Market

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uncle Billy's - the cheapest lodging IN town.  You pay for what you get.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historic church

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grabbing your attention with COLOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still early in the morning, 6 am something

 

 

 

 

 

 

(She wouldn't give me her number)

 

 

 

 

 

 

My wife was watching!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I got a cramp too!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arrow not for me as I am a full on marathoner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is territory reserved just for the 26.2 milers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sole full marathon route start after only 6 miles into the race

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

my favorite store on route

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ross Marathon, I fantasize

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Behind the big boxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where I got my running shoes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

at 7 miles you can go shopping

 

 

 

 

 

 

Energetic bunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glad to finally get to the serious stretch of highway towards the airport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My favorite Kona marathon shot

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is where you knock of the long, lonely miles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just checking - BUZZ

 

 

 

 

 

It's Halloween!

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Howsit, Brudda?"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tops for women - 2:51 finish!   Polina Babkina, of Honolulu HI, earned the women's title as she finished in 2:51:53. She was also third overall

Leader of the women's division.  Awesome power

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 miles

 

 

 

 

 

"You look like you need a drink."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thirsty runners

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 miles completed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References

 

 

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