Running without fear: Despite 25% dropping out, Hilo marathon goes off with true international flavor

  • TIM WRIGHT/Tribune-Herald Kailua-Kona's Bree Brown was the first female finisher at Sunday's Big Island International Marathon, crossing in 3 hours, 10 minutes, 32 seconds.

  • With a time of 2:41 Yosuke Maeda won Sunday’s Big Island International Marathon. Photo: Tim Wright

The 23rd edition of the Big Island International Marathon looked and felt like any of the previous ones. No one crossed the finish line on Sunday at Hilo Bayfront wearing a face mask and volunteers weren’t wearing face protection either.