Oregon Athletes Win 2016 Big Island International Marathon

Two athletes from Roseburg, Oregon captured the titles in the 2016 Big Island International Marathon that was held today.

Click to view individual results

Click to view individual results

Sam Settelmeyer captured the men’s division and overall title with a time of 2:37:13.  Amanda Phillips captured the women’s division and was third overall with a time of 2:53:22.

The first Big Island Resident to cross the line was Jared Burris from Kapaau, HI who came in second overall with a time of 2:48:43.

Div Rank
1 Sam Settelmeyer 175 02:37:13 06:01 Roseburg, OR M20-24 1
2 Jared Burris 36 02:48:43 06:27 Kapaau, HI M20-24 2
3 Amanda Phillips 158 02:53:22 06:38 Roseburg, OR F30-34 1
4 Kengo Yoshimoto 3 02:56:30 06:45 Honolulu, HI M40-44 1
5 Michael Sullivan 193 02:57:30 06:47 Hilo, HI M35-39 1
6 Alan Ryan 1 03:11:38 07:19 Makaweli, HI M45-49 1
7 Daniel Wagner 212 03:16:31 07:31 Honolulu, HI M30-34 1
8 Tyler Sprague 191 03:17:04 07:32 Pahoa, HI M25-29 1
9 Michael Arnstein 9 03:17:06 07:32 Kamuela, HI M35-39 2
10 Jon-Erik Jardine 90 03:18:00 07:34 Hilo, HI M25-29 2
11 Yuko Nakai 232 03:20:04 07:39 HONOLULU, HI F40-44 1
12 Joshua Johnson 230 03:26:26 07:53 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO M35-39 3
13 James Lehman 105 03:26:37 07:54 Coppell, TX M45-49 2
14 Michael Carroll 38 03:28:27 07:58 Millville, MA M50-54 1
15 Nelson Soken 186 03:30:20 08:02 Hugo, MN M50-54 2

For complete results see here: 2016 Big Island International Marathon Results

Big Island International Marathon is Sunday

The Big Island International Marathon is Sunday. All slots for the race have been sold out.

For more information on future Big Island International Marathon Races contact Wayne Joseph on his blog “Running with the Big Dog”.

Big Island International Marathon “Carb Up”

On Sunday the 22nd, the Big Island International Marathon will be taking place in Hilo where runners from around the world will test their endurance on the Big Island.


Tonight was the pre-race “Carb Up” where the athletes try to suck up as much carbohydrates a few nights before the race w/out having them weight them down the day of the race.


While I could never run a marathon myself, I had no problem keeping up with them at the dinner table.


Runners from around the world came together for a great evening of food and entertainment.  I sat with a fellow from Australia and Canada:


The entertainment was great lead by a local Halau from the Big Island.




ESPN Talk Radio host Josh Pacheco was the DJ for the evening, you can see him and Wayne Joseph the race director discussing some of the evenings plans.


BIIMA Course Measurer, Curtis Beck

BIIMA Course Measurer, Curtis Beck

It wouldn’t be an event without someone representing the Mayors Office:


A great time was had by all, and my stomach definitely got it’s share of “Carbs” for the weekend.


For more information on the Marathon, click here or visit Wayne Josephs blog for more information about Running on the Big Island.

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