postal clerk delivers
hear Benson Masya tell it, he won the 20th annual Honolulu
Marathon yesterday morning while running on one leg.
knee was bothering me," said Masya, rubbing his left leg,
"so I had to change over to running on my other leg."
a 22-year-old postal clerk from Kenya, certainly didn't
hop over the 26.2-mile course in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 19
seconds, a 5:07.4-per-mile pace.
his first marathon, Cosmos Ndeti of Kenya yielded on the
24th mile, remained close and finished nine seconds behind
Masya. David Tsebe, South Africa, fell back on the 23rd
mile and finished third in 2:16:45
Beurskens of the Netherlands won her sixth Honolulu Marathon
in 2:32:13 while finishing 26th overall, more than six minutes
ahead of runner-up Lisa Weidenbach of Gig Harbor, Wash.,
and seven minutes ahead of defending champion Ritva Lemettinen
of Finland. Beurskens, 40, now owns the top three women's
times in Honolulu Marathon history.
was by far the largest Honolulu Marathon and one of the
largest marathons in the world. The final count of entrants
was 30,905 with 23,515 finishers. Yesterday's weather was
not as cool as when Hussein set the record. There was no
rain and little wind. The humidity, however, slowed the
pace after the first 10 miles and it soon became clear that
a record was not possible.
from the Honolulu Advertiser, Monday, December 14, 1992)
20th Annual Honolulu Marathon was held
Sunday, December 13, 1992.