sets a record pace to
the 13 years of the Honolulu Marathon, nobody's done it
better than Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya.
winning time of 2 hours, 12 minutes, 8 seconds, thought
to be almost impossible in usually humid Hawaii, shattered
the race and course records of 2:15:30 established by Dave
Gordon in 1982.
27, bettered the Hawaii standards for 15 kilometers, 10
miles, 20 kilometers, the half-marathon, and 30 kilometers
en route to his victory. But they will not be officially
recognized as records.
Reifsnyder of Pennsylvania, completing his second marathon,
finished second in 2:14:39. Defending champion Jorge Gonzales
was third in 2:16:24, one second better than his winning
time last year.
Beurskens of Holland, who finished 30th overall, was the
first woman finisher in 2:35:51. Honolulu's Rachel Portner
was second in 2:53:08 and Noelle Stenger, a University of
Hawaii chemistry student, was third in 2:55:43.
wasn't Beurskens fastest marathon - she ran a 2:27:50 at
the America's Cup/Chicago Marathon this year - but it was
the second fastest women's time on the Honolulu course.
(The record is 2:33:24 set by Patti Catalano in 1981.)
feel very happy about this win," said Hussein, who plans
to return next year. "I can train much harder than I did.
I believe a 2:10 is possible here."
total of 8,287 runners began the 26.2 mile race at 6 a.m.
near Aloha Tower. It was relatively cool at the start, and
many veteran Honolulu Marathon finishers said afterward
that conditions throughout the run were the best they had
from the Honolulu Advertiser, Monday, December 9, 1985)
13th Annual Honolulu Marathon was held
Sunday, December 8, 1985.