(Cal.) * 2:16:55
(Mass.) * 2:35:26
was out of sight!
his first marathon in 18 months and on meager training,
the 31-year-old Duncan Macdonald destroyed the field. He
covered the 26-mile, 385-yard course in 2 hours, 16 minutes
and 55 seconds, the second fastest time ever here.
the last few miles, Macdonald was so far ahead of his pursuers
they couldn't even see him. He finished 2 minutes and 28
seconds ahead of Edson Bergara of Sao Paolo, Brazil, who
was 32 seconds abeam of Rolf Salzman of Frankfurt, West
thus became the first three-time winner of the Marathon,
a distinction he held for 18 minutes and 31 seconds.
2:35:26, Patti Lyons Catalano, America's Queen of the Road,
galloped home to her third consecutive women's trophy and
her third consecutive record time. Catalano knocked 4 minutes
and 41 seconds off the record she set last year, and was
4:23 ahead of Jane Wipf of Freeman, South Dakota.
race had a record field of 6,829 starters, 6,630 of whom
finished. A light drizzle became a heavy, gray tropical
downpour by the time the leaders hit the 10-mile mark. The
runners sloshed along Kalanianaole Highway, occasionally
blundering into deep water, but still keeping a strong pace.
rain saved me," said Macdonald, who was raised on the Big
Island and went to Kailua High School here. He is finishing
his residency in internal medicine in Menlo Park, Calif.,
which limits his training to about 70 miles a week. Many
runners train twice that much. Nevertheless, Macdonald said
he felt stronger than he had in eight years.
from the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Monday, December 8, 1980)
8th Annual Honolulu Marathon was held
Sunday, December 7, 1980.