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Lanni Marchant wins the Honolulu Marathon

The London, Ont. native was the first woman across the line in Hawaii, only five weeks after running the New York City Marathon

Only five weeks after her incredible 11th-place comeback performance at the New York City Marathon, Canada’s Lanni Marchant was the top woman and fourth overall at the Honolulu Marathon this Sunday in Hawaii in 2:41:25.

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Over the last five years, the London, Ont. native has struggled with injuries and setbacks, but stormed back onto the elite racing scene in New York on November 7th, running 2:32:54 for 11th place. In an email to Canadian Running, Marchant said that she decided to run in Honolulu simply because it seemed like a fun idea. Similar to New York,  she had no idea what was going to happen heading into the race, but managed to have yet another strong performance. With her latest win in Hawaii, Marchant has made it clear her return is no fluke — she belongs on elite start lines just as much as she did in 2016.

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Emmanuel Saina of Kenya was the winner of the men’s race in 2:14:32, followed by Americans John Benner and Billy Barnett in 2:35:33 and 2:36:55. Americans Grace Oetting and Sarah Guhl finished behind Marchant as the second and third-place women in 2:52:57 and 2:57:10. For a full list of results, click here.