Finish 2nd Honolulu Marathon
(Georgia) * 2:23:02
(Hawaii) * 3:01:59
after 8:50 yesterday morning, Jeff Galloway - a wiry, almost
fragile looking 28-year old from Tallahassee, Fla. - loped
easily down the stretch of Kalakaua Avenue that runs by
the Kapiolani Park bandstand, past the cheering spectators
who lined the road to offer encouragement, broke through
a length of string that had been extended over the pavement,
and won the second annual Honolulu Marathon in record time.
hours, 23 minutes, and two seconds earlier, Galloway - along
with 314 other runners - jogging away from the starting
line at the Aloha Tower and followed a tortuous course that
took him past Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head and Hawaii Kai
before turning back on Kalanianaole Highway and Kealaolu
Avenue to finish at the park.
Moore was 36 seconds behind him. Then came Duncan Macdonald--the
home-town favorite and winner of the first Honolulu Marathon.
And finally Frank Shorter - the Munich gold medalist who
had just come from Japan where he had won the Fukuoka Marathon
just over a week before.
Galloway - the sixth-ranked marathoner in the United States
and a teammate of Shorter's on the powerful Florida Track
Club - the record-setting victory was expected and yet surprising.
The radio reports that filtered into race headquarters in
the park every five miles or so showed Galloway constantly
trailing ("but only by two or three steps") the field of
Macdonald, Moore, and Shorter. And after 20 miles had elapsed
he had only managed to advance to third, passing the tiring
Shorter who was running with less than two weeks' rest.
Dalrymple was the 30th - and first woman to finish - while
the youngest to complete the 26-mile, 385-yard run was eight-year-old
John Stricklin, whose mom, Sue Stricklin, was second in
the women master's division.
from the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Monday, December 16,
Second Annual Honolulu Marathon was held
Sunday, December 15, 1974.