Zealand * 2:20:19
1 in Honolulu Marathon
Ryan, 35, took command of the 11th annual Honolulu Marathon
near the 14-mile mark yesterday, but slowed considerably
over the final miles. The competition slowed even more,
however, and Ryan won by more than a half-mile while recording
2 hours, 20 minutes, 18.6 seconds, the slowest winning time
since the 1976 race.
didn't come here for a fast time," Ryan said afterward.
"I'm satisfied just to have won it." Ryan came to Honolulu
from the Boston, Mass. area where he has been employed for
the last three years as manager of the New Balance Track
Club. A member of New Zealand's 1976 and 1980 Olympic teams,
Ryan hopes to be selected to represent his country in the
Los Angeles Olympics next year.
winning time was well off the course record of 2:15:30 set
by Dave Gordon last year. Steve McCormack, a 23-year-old
Californian, finished second in 2:23:09 and Graeme Holden,
another New Zealander, was third in 2:25:46.6.
Loir-Lebreton, a 25-year-old French citizen, won the women's
race in 2:41:24.3, the slowest winning time for women since
the 10,874 runners who had signed up for the race, 9,121
started and 8,434 finished. It definitely was not a day
for records. Many of the competitors complained of slower
times this year, although none seemed certain about what
was responsible. The temperature, although a few degrees
higher than last year, was in the usual 68- to 75-degree
range for the first 2-1/2 hours of the race. The humidity
might have been a little higher, but most of the runners
interviewed agreed that conditions were not abnormal. Some
felt that it was one of the cooler races and were happy
that it did not rain as it had last year.
from the Honolulu Advertiser, Monday, December 12, 1983)
11th Annual Honolulu Marathon was held
Sunday, December 11, 1983.