(Texas) * 2:18:38
(Hawaii) * 2:48:08
plus 2,899 finish it
Wells, a 23-year-old theology student from Madisonville,
Tex., led a string of 2,900 runners across a Kapiolani Park
finish line yesterday in the largest participation sports
event in Hawaii's history, the fifth annual Honolulu Marathon.
time for the 26-mile, 385 yard grind was 2 hours, 18 minutes
and 37.1 seconds - no threat to any world or U.S. records
but the second best time of the five Honolulu Marathons.
who had been considered the favorite by the world-class
runners in the meet, was followed in by Herman Atkins of
Everett, Wash., a 28-year -old who had surprised handicappers
of the race by leading it for the first 13 miles. Atkins
time was 2:20:54.2.
Parks and Recreation Department worker Cindy Dalrymple was
the first woman to finish, making it home in 2:48:07.6,
her best marathon clocking and second women's title.
a 35-year-old single parent, faced one of the stiffest tests
any woman marathoner has had to measure up to, conquering
a field of over 600, reportedly the largest delegation of
women ever to test 26 miles and 385 yards at one time.
Mitchell, one of three wheelchair entrants to the marathon,
finished 103rd clocking in at 2 hours, 55 minutes and 26.3
loudest applause of the afternoon was reserved for the youngest
marathon finisher: 6-year-old Kevin Greenwell of Waialae.
from the Honolulu Advertiser, Monday, December 12, 1977)
5th Annual Honolulu Marathon was held
Sunday, December 11, 1977.