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Japanese 10 year old finishes Hilo Marathon

Father and Son finish BIIM

Father and son Atsushi and Kaina Kato from Tokyo, Japan ran the full 26.2 mile Big Island International Marathon on March 20, 2011.

Kaina became the youngest BII marathon finisher in the events 14 year history as he is just 10 years of age.

Father and son clocked in at 5 hours 33 minutes and 54 seconds.

Dad carried the Japanese flag the entire way and both were all smiles as they approached the finish line.

Big Dog, race director, agreed to allow the young Japanese runner in the race provided his father would be with him the entire way, but that was dads intention from the get go.

Congratulations to both.

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March 22, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , | 3 Comments

Big Island International Marathon Complete Results Available

Awards Ceremony at 2011 BIIM

The complete results for the 2011 Big Island International Marathon, half marathon and 5K can be found on the home page of www.hilomarathon.org

Registration for the March 18, 2012 event is already taking place and the application form can also be downloaded by going to the hilo marathon site.
Race officials expect all three races for the 2012 event to be sold out sometime in December, so register early.
Nearly all marathoners had their photos taken crossing the finish line and once the photographer gets the disc to the Big Dog those photos can be emailed to the finishers free of charge.

March 22, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , | Leave a comment