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Hyatt Regency Saipan’s Nick Nishikawa joins Honolulu Marathon

HYATT Regency Saipan General Manager Nick Nishikawa once again joined Honolulu Marathon on Sunday.

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Hyatt Regency Saipan General Manager Nick Nishikawa celebrates as he reaches the finish line during the Saipan Marathon earlier this year.  Photo by Emmanuel T. Erediano

The annual event that kicked off on Ala Moana Boulevard at 5 a.m. is the fourth largest marathon in the U.S.

Nishikawa clocked in a 7:25:08.

Northern Marianas Athletics Secretary General Robin Sapong said Nishikawa has been participating in the 26.2-miles run every year.

The course goes through downtown Honolulu, past Iolani Palace and the Christmas lights, through Waikiki and climbs up and around Diamond Head, before heading out through Kahala and out to Hawaii Kai. Turning back after Hawaii Kai toward Kahala and Honolulu, the course passes Diamond Head again on the ocean side before finishing in Kapiolani Park.

Titus Ekiru topped over all with 2:09:01; Reuben Kipropkerio came second with a 2:12:59 and Vincent Yator settled for the third place clocking in at 2:15:31.