Honolulu Marathon kicks off this morning with humid conditionsUPDATED 5:29 PM HST Dec 08, 2013Video Transcript
If you were anywhere in Waikiki and East Honolulu this morning, you were caught up in the big event. The 41st annual Honolulu Marathon kicked off with tens of thousands of runners lacing up their sneakers. KITV4's Kenny Choi was on the race route. NATS: race sound START GUN 33:46 from KEVIN TAPE The leaders of the pack were all business, while fans and supporters lined the streets before the sun even rose. 03:55 go!!!! NATS cheering More than 30,500 people entered this year's race. Some ran to clock their best times... Others? Not so much. 06:45 what's the story behind custome ... japanese superstar himalaya. Hows run.. Marathon.. Good luck.. ALOHA!! SOUSA PHONE MAN - LEO HIROSHI KATO 09:35 good morning. What's inspiration behind this? You see this.. Instrument.. See company sign.. They give me money.. And I give to ?? Charity." This was Leo Kato's first time running with his sousa phone in Honolulu.. And is still looking for sponsors to advertise. 10:20 Want to place it right here. Contact this guy... Another person grabbing our attention .. Sara Murphy. We chose to blur our video since ABC's hit show Extreme Weightloss will reveal how this 4 foot 4.. 246 pound woman changed her figure and life early next year. We jogged alongside her trainer and host of the show. 15:30 coulnd't walk a block without losing breath.. Here she is running her 1st marathon? How she doing? KILLIG it im out of breath...im just trying to keep up with her... hahha! Others like Harry Higa didn't run this year, but the marathon ALSO changed his life. 11:42 almost a stroke couch potato gotta tdo something to change my life. And you ran 10 straight.. Finished all!" As we discovered along the 26.2 mile route, some didn't even prepare for the grueling race. Yuta Masaki- runner 14:30 how many days train? Didnt' went out all night,, came straight here," Others, did their homework.. Crystal Hung 07:44 what inspired you to run this year? Cheap .. How many days run? Whole year! 08:32 Lorna Hung - it was one thing she really wanted to do. First time. Proud parent! I didn't run to the finish, but I did get to greet some finishers... 30:27 "VERY EXCITING .. VERY HARD.. FANTASTIC.. SORRY... HA!!!! Kenny Choi KITV4 News Jahmai will have more from today's marathon including the winners, later in Sports.