Hussein, the defending champion, set a killer pace from
the outset of yesterday's 14th annual Honolulu Marathon
and quickly buried the rest of the field.
fact, he went out so fast that even Tom Wysocki, the "rabbit,"
died. Paid to set a brisk first-half pace, Wysocki of California,
quit after seven miles. Hussein maintained a world record
clip through the first 14 miles of the course.
a 28-year-old Kenyan, lost some of his steam toward the
end of the race but still shattered the Honolulu Marathon
mark of 2:12:08, which he established last year, winning
Nyambui, a Tanzanian, finished second, a full 3-1/2 minutes
behind the graceful Hussein at 2:15:13.
Hussein, Holland's Carla Beurskens, the defending women's
titlist, also repeated winning by almost five minutes in
2:31:01. Her time easily eclipsed the Honolulu record of
2:33:24 set by Patti Catalano in 1981.
and Hussein accomplished their feats on a course that measured
130 yards too long. Presumably, the course will be shortened
to a regulation 26 miles, 385 yards next year. The extra
yardage added approximately 25 seconds to their times.
won $10,000 for first place and another $10,000 for the
record. Beurskens earned $15,000 overall. The monetary awards
represented the first formal prize money in Honolulu Marathon
from the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Monday, December 8, 1986)
14th Annual Honolulu Marathon was held
Sunday, December 7, 1986.