2012 Chase Competitors

The Chase is a new format of racing in Hawaii. We invited former Honolulu Marathon champion, Jimmy Muindi and the 2011 champion, Nicholas Chelimo to lead the inaugural Chase at the Hapalua.

The Chase included  24 of Hawaii’s best runners who will got a head start on the elites.  Women received a 18 minute head start on the professionals and the men a 9 minute lead.

The race was won by Thomas Puzey of Oahu.


The Chasers

Nicholas Chelimo (Kenya)
Honolulu Marathon Champion in 2010 & 2011
Half Marathon PB: 1:02:25

Jimmy Muindi (Kenya)
Honolulu Marathon Champion in 1996, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004 & 2005
Half Marathon PB: 1:01:46



The 12 male and 12 female runners chased to the finish in 2012 were:


Thomas Puzey, 27, Oahu

7th Place in 2011 Honolulu Marathon
4th Place 2011 Xterra World Trail Championships
1st Place 2011 North Shore Marathon
2nd Place 2011 Great Aloha Run


Mathew Holton, 33, Maui

2nd Place Hawaii High School 3200m
Ran for University of Oregon 1998-2000


Dany Malley, 21, Oahu

2012 Great Aloha Run Champion
3rd Place 2011 PacWest XC Conference Championships
1st Team 2011 All Region XC
Was HPU XC Freshman of the Year and MVP


Jason Braswell, 33, Big Island

1st Place 2011 Kona 1/2 Marathon
1st Place 2011 Volcano Rainforest 1/2 Marathon


Todd Iacovelli, 28, Oahu

8x Hawaii HS State Champion
Division II XC All American
1x Great Aloha Run Champion


Mark Speck, 41, Oahu (Masters)

3x Run to the Sun Champion
1st Place 2011 Val Nolasco 1/2 Marathon


Tim Marr, 32, Oahu

Professional Triathlete
15th Overall 2008 Ironman World Championships


Jonathan Cleghorn, 22, Oahu

9th Place 2011 Great Aloha Run
Currently a Sr. at HPU and running XC


Pete Boksanski, 42, Oahu (Masters)

2011 Marathon Readiness Series Champion
3rd Place Age Group 2010 Ichinoseki 1/2 Marathon


Jonathan Lyau, 47, Oahu (Masters)

16x Honolulu Marathon Kamaaina Champion
2x Great Aloha Run Champion
1982 Hawaii State High School 3200m Track Champion
2009 Honolulu Marathon Hall of Fame inductee
2009 Honolulu Quarterback Club Sr. Athlete of the Year
Competing in Hawaii for 32 years


Marty Muchow, 46, Oahu (Masters)

1st Place Masters Div. 2006/2007 Army 10 Miler
1st Hawaii Resident 2010 Honolulu Marathon


Mark Mench, 37, Oahu

2011 Honolulu Marathon Kamaaina Champion




Rani Tanimoto, 36, Big Island

2006 -2008 – Honolulu Marathon Kamaaina Champion
6x winner of Kona 1/2 Marathon
3rd Female Elite, 2011 Miyajima 1/2 Ironman Triathlon
2nd Female 2006 Great Aloha Run
1st place Female 2010 Lavaman Triathlon
2010, 2011 IronMan World Championship finisher


Kim Kuehnert, 23, Oahu

1st place 2011 Women’s 10k
2nd place 2010 and 2011 Jamba 5k
2nd place 2011 X-Terra World Trail Championships
4th place 2011 Great Aloha Run


Mariane Uehara, 30, Oahu

2010 Honolulu Marathon 1st Resident Champion
2010 Marathon Readiness Series Champion


Julia Ehses, 30, Oahu

3rd place 2011 Val Nolasco 1/2 Marathon
1st place 2010 Bob and Rons 5k


Katherine Nichols, 45, Oahu (Masters)

1st place 2008 Women’s 10k
1st place age group 2010 Hawaii 70.3 1/2 Ironman
35 years of competitive running
Former XC and Track athlete at UCLA
3x finisher IronMan World Championships
2x winner Tinman Triathlon


Eri Macdonald, 31, Oahu

5th place 2009 Great Aloha Run
Won 13 Hawaii HS state championships in track and XC
Former XC and Track athlete at U of Oregon
4x State Cross Country Champion


Bree Wee, 31, Big Island

10th Female 2007 Honolulu Marathon
1st Female 2011 Kona 1/2 Marathon


Cindy Anderson, 28, Oahu

2012 Great Aloha Run, 2nd overall female
1st Female 2008 Xterra 21k Trail World Championships
2nd Female 2009 and 2011 Great Aloha Run
1st Place Overall 2011 Windward Half Marathon
Ran XC and Track for U of Rhode Island
Atlantic 10 Conference 10k Champion


Rachel Ross, 35, Oahu

2 x age group winner Ironman World Championships
Boston Marathon 2006 – 3:04


Brigitte MacNaughton Egbert, 40, Oahu (Masters)

1st Place Kamaaina 2011 Honolulu Marathon
2012 Women’s 10k champion
5th place overall female 2012 Great Aloha Run


Sandra Ferreira, 42, Oahu (Masters)

7x Ironman Finisher
5th Place 2011 Women’s 10k
1st Military Female 2011 Great Aloha Run


Alexandra Herd, 22, Oahu

1st Female – Jerusalem Nike 10k (2011)
1st Female – Xterra 1/2 Marathon, SC  (2011)
1st Female – Hibiscus 1/2 Marathon  (2010)