Zealand * 2:17:24
(Calif.) * 2:49:24
the hotel switchboard hadn't remembered to give Jack Foster
a wake-up call before dawn yesterday, he would have been
just another New Zealand tourist sleeping in.
the switchboard operator jangled his telephone, and the
mercurial Foster was thrusting through the tape of the 26-mile,
385-yard Honolulu Marathon shortly after 8:47 a.m. - in
record time [2:17:24] - and ahead of 705 other finishers.
rolled out of bed and stayed half-awake for about four miles
into the race," said the 43-year-old Foster in easy conversation
moments after halting his grueling pace.
is used to marathons. The Rotorura, N.Z. clerk - appropriately,
in a government road-building department - has been running
them for seven years. He holds the world's record for men
40 years of age and over - 2 hours and 11 minutes.
year's record-setting mark, turned in by Jeff Galloway of
Florida, was five minutes and 38 seconds slower than Foster's
30, placed second this year, with a time of two hours, 19
minutes and 59 seconds. In third place was Tom Howard, 27,
of Richmond, British Columbia, and Honolulu's Daniel W.
Moynihan, 24, was the fourth runner to cross the finish
said it wasn't until the 16th mile that he was able to make
tracks away from his then-closest competitor, Moynihan.
"That local boy - he really pushed," Foster said.
in the women's division was Jacki Hansen, 27 of Los Angeles,
Calif., world's fastest woman marathoner, who ran the Honolulu
route in two hours, 49 minutes and 24 seconds. She finished
Dalrymple, last year's winner, was the second woman to finish.
from Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Monday, December 15, 1975)
3rd Annual Honolulu Marathon was held
Sunday, December 14, 1975.