He wants to be an example for all amateurs.
The first Japanese runner was third.
They are looking to take down Tsegaye Kebede's course record.
She needs to stay with pacemaker Patrick Rizzo.
The Japanese runner has a huge fan and media following.
The race delivers $100 million in positive economic impact to Hawaii.
They paid off for 2:08 Japanese marathoner Yuki Kawauchi.
He was racing the ultra to train for the upcoming world championships.
Their World Championship qualifying race was cancelled due to the tsunami.