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Brandon Jacinto No. 2 in Stride for Kaua‘i

LIHU‘E — Brandon Jacinto of Lihu‘e is currently No. 2 in the full marathon finishers as the Stride for Kaua‘i enters its final day of competition today.

Jacinto, 34, is one of eight Kaua‘i finishers on the list of 22 finishers in the full marathon. Starting in Puhi, Jacinto ran Kaumuali‘i Highway to the Timbers Resort and back for a 26.24-mile journey, completing the trek in 3 hours, 30 minutes, and 47 seconds — just three minutes back of top overall finisher Jason Figura, who ran his virtual course in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at 3:27:51.

James Lloyd of Koloa is fourth overall in the full marathon, completing his course that mimicked the actual Kaua‘i Marathon course at 26.2 miles on a 3:31:50 tour, just 28 ticks back of No. 3 overall Sonia Ho (3:31:28) of Oakdale, California.

Other Kaua‘i finishers in the full marathon include Toshiaki Shindo (3:41:45) of Koloa, Edmon Battulayan (4:07:26) of Kalaheo, Cade Williamson (4:52:35) of Kapa‘a, Martin Sanchez (5:13:35) of Koloa and Sally Cravens (6:51:15) of Lihu‘e.

Tyler and Kristin McCandless of Boulder, Colorado, top the list of half-marathon finishers that swelled to more than 125 finishers Saturday afternoon. The McCandlesses finished their virtual half-marathon course with Tyler stopping the clocks at 1:09:44 and Kristin following at 1:36:37 for the respective No. 1 and No. 2 positions.

Kasey Ozaki, the top Kaua‘i half-marathon finisher, sits at No. 4 overall with a 1:44:18 time, just about a minute ahead of Masatomo Ofusa of Sapporo, Japan who ran his course in 1:45:23.

Jana Cano is the third Kaua‘i half-marathon finisher, sitting at eighth overall on a 1:54:06 run over a 13.11-mile course. This is a bit more than three minutes back of No. 7 overall finisher Landon McCaleb of ‘Ele‘ele, who stopped the clock at 1:51:00.

Other Kaua‘i Half Marathon finishers in the top 25 include Tracy Capman (1:56:57) of Kalaheo, Aric Acorda (1:59:00) of Lihu‘e, Ben Steuri (2:03:25) of Kalaheo, Theresa Lewis (2:05:01) of Koloa and Nancy Pappas (2:06:16) of Lihu‘e.

The original Kaua‘i Marathon and Half Marathon for 2020 was forced to the virtual platform by the novel coronavirus, becoming Stride for Kaua‘i 2020.

Under the virtual platform, participants needed to complete their virtual courses all on a single day between Sept. 1 through 6.

Final times need to be uploaded to raceentry.com by the end of the day today.

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