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Marathon perseveres in face of sour climate - News

There are 15 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Dec 10, 2008, titled Marathon perseveres in face of sour climate - News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

With an established timing system and contingencies ready to go, a broad, elite field with fresh faces on the men's side and veteran contenders on the women's, and impressive participant numbers in light of the ...

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kapaa

Lihue, HI

#1 Dec 10, 2008
the marathon brings in big bucks to the state coffers

Since: Mar 08

Aiea, HI

#2 Dec 10, 2008
Just get the timing system right this time.

I felt really sorry for the runners last time.

Yes you won. No you did'nt win. Yes. No.

What a mess.

Since: Apr 08

Honolulu, HI

#3 Dec 10, 2008
A marathonic Mahalo! to Honolulu Marathon Association president Dr. Jim Barahal and all the dedicated staff who help make this event possible!

I am -so- looking forward to participating in it once again!!!

"Food for Thought":

Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts." - Steve Prefontaine

"I have met my hero, and he is me." - George Sheehan

"We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon." - Emil Zatopek

"I tell our runners to divide the race into thirds. Run the first part with your head, the middle part with your personality, and the last part with your heart." Mike Fanelli, running club coach

"Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it." - Oprah Winfrey, talk show host and marathon finisher

"Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes his mind to do. We are capable of greater than we realize." - Norman Vincent Peale
chip

Honolulu, HI

#4 Dec 10, 2008
So why can't I use my own ChampionChip in this race? Why do I have to buy a chip from the marathon?
timing

Honolulu, HI

#5 Dec 10, 2008
Von in Aiea wrote:
Just get the timing system right this time.
I felt really sorry for the runners last time.
Yes you won. No you did'nt win. Yes. No.
What a mess.
What happened last year was inexcusable. Every runner should have received a full refund.
srdon

Hayward, CA

#6 Dec 10, 2008
jim barahal and jon cross have done a stellar job over the past 22 years making this one of the best marathons in the world. jim's efforts have been visionary; while jon is the consummate back of the house person who gets things done.
srdon

Hayward, CA

#7 Dec 10, 2008
timing wrote:
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What happened last year was inexcusable. Every runner should have received a full refund.
until you have the experience of putting on a race for 20,000 people i suggest you temper your comments. "unfortunate" is a better description of what happened. if you are going to be on the cutting edge, which the race has always chosen to do, it means, by definition, you might get cut.
alice

Honolulu, HI

#8 Dec 10, 2008
The Marathon will have half the nornaml runner this year I am told. It is a bit of a bore..kinda been done too many times.
Runner

Makawao, HI

#9 Dec 10, 2008
The Honolulu Marathon. Link to current.

http://www.honolulumarathon.org/
getrid ofalice com

Honolulu, HI

#10 Dec 10, 2008
alice wrote:
The Marathon will have half the nornaml runner this year I am told. It is a bit of a bore..kinda been done too many times.
Please stop posting your pointless rhetoric and unsubstantiated one lined statements. You singlehandedly turn the discussion into a hideous mockery about yourself. I and many others enjoy reading comments on new ideas and the subsequent differing of opinions. It’s disturbing to see the intellectual quality of these posts deteriorate after your input. This is my first post but I will re-post this message many times as a reminder to you that unless you have any contributing ideas please stop posting your rubbish and bringing an intellectual discussion to an abrupt end.
By the way, your spelling is atrocious.
enufalready

Honolulu, HI

#11 Dec 10, 2008
getrid ofalice com wrote:
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Please stop posting your pointless rhetoric and unsubstantiated one lined statements. You singlehandedly turn the discussion into a hideous mockery about yourself. I and many others enjoy reading comments on new ideas and the subsequent differing of opinions. It’s disturbing to see the intellectual quality of these posts deteriorate after your input. This is my first post but I will re-post this message many times as a reminder to you that unless you have any contributing ideas please stop posting your rubbish and bringing an intellectual discussion to an abrupt end.
By the way, your spelling is atrocious.
Back off. Each poster's comment has its own place, and the openness of the forum allows for something that approaches true freedom of speech. If you disagree with something, fine, then you can post your objection to that. Please don't resort to spamming this and other forums (fori?) with repetitive cut and paste personal objections.
not alices friend

Honolulu, HI

#12 Dec 10, 2008
I see that I am not alone.

enufalready-I get your point but as the man/woman stated alice's statements disrupts the flow of converstaion and thought, which eventually devoles into a meaningless banter. This is what I and I'm sure many others find irritating
Independant Reader

Makawao, HI

#13 Dec 10, 2008
Good points from both writers!

Look at the poster 'alice'; kibitzing is not liked or wanted. I was taught old ways --- nothing nice to say, why say anything?

A common characteristic of this 'alice' poster is intolerance for anyone else opinion. This poster uses multiple personalities to vent its rants. No great investigative reading needed; the rants and hate are obvious.

Worse yet this poster has editorial access. How off-topic abusive!
JOF

Honolulu, HI

#14 Dec 10, 2008
timing wrote:
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What happened last year was inexcusable. Every runner should have received a full refund.
Uhh, my time was accurate -- was within 7 seconds of the time on my watch. Why should I receive a refund?

For that matter, except for the few that missed a boston qualifying time or an age group award, why should anyone get a refund? They still got all of the other benefits of the marathon - traffic control, water and sports drink, etc.
not alices friend 2

Honolulu, HI

#15 Dec 10, 2008
The marathon was a blast. I volunteered and it was fun. No one complained at the time or after. Looking forward to Sunday.

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