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.
He just wants to finish.