Woman elite runner No.8 Alevtina Bikitimirova of Russia also ran the Honolulu Marathon in Hawaii in 2007 and 08. She won it in 2007 with a time of 2:33. Last December she only came in 5th place (2:45) beaten by a runner from Japan. I got the opportunity to get her autography and took a picture with her when she won the race in 2007 in Honolulu. I will probably see her again in this year's HM (13/12/09).