Last weekend’s Kona Marathon took place along the western coastline of Hawaii’s Big Island, just north of Kailua-Kona. Running largely along the Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway (which should ring a bell with fans of the Ironman World Championships), the race was won by Andreas Wenger of Singapore. His story is a funny one—according to West Hawaii Today, Wenger planned a vacation to Hawaii and decided to sign up for the marathon when looking for activities. He later found out he would be on a different island and was forced to adjust his travel plans. He won the race in 2:54:54 on a hot Hawaiian day. Yuko Nakai of Honolulu won the women’s race in 3:24:29.
Here are photos from the race: