More than 29,000 runners have signed up for the annual race in the Hawaiian capital.
Josh Manning, 17, wants to break 3 hours in Sunday's 26.2-mile journey.
The Ethiopian netted $40,000 in prize money.
America's third-largest marathon takes place this weekend.
The Olympic bronze medalist clocked 2:12:31 in difficult conditions.
Brian Clay called it a "beast".
The Africans took some time to inspire students.
We catch up with Stephanie Rothstein prior to the 2012 Honolulu Marathon.
She isn't worried about the forecasted humidity.