McCandless Sets Kauai Course Record

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Sep. 3, 2013
  • Updated Sep. 3, 2013 at 9:30 AM UTC
Tyler McCandless on his way to victory in Kauai. Photo: Jo Evans,

The Boulder resident netted $15,000 for his first-place showing.

Former Penn State standout Tyler McCandless has a good history with the Kauai Marathon. The Boulder, Colo. resident bettered his own course record there over the weekend with his third straight victory in 2:21:08.

The previous mark was 2:23:19, and by setting the new standard, McCandless not only won the annual event but also earned $15,000.

McCandless admitted that he got some motivation prior to the marathon when he made a presentation at the inaugural Keiki Race the day before the race.

“After giving presentations over the last two weeks to Kauai’s elementary school kids on setting goals, working hard, and the joy of achieving your goals, nothing felt better than crossing the finish line under my targeted time,” McCandless said. “The aloha spirit of the race spectators, volunteers, staff, and competitors was outstanding as always.”

McCandless was pleased with his effort.

“Winning for the third consecutive year is a very special moment in time for me and I could not be happier to share the experience with the friendly folks on Kauai,” he said.


Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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