of Kenya, age 26
of Kyrgyzstan, age 38
bests fellow countrymen
Hussein and Kimaiyo for first marathon win
Bogacheva retains women's title
1999 Honolulu Marathon came down to the same three Kenyan
men for the second year in a row.
Muindi sprinted past 1998 champion Mbarak Hussein in the
last 20 meters inside Kapiolani Park to win the first marathon
of his five-year career in 2 hours, 16 minutes, 45 seconds.
was the 27-year-old Kenyan's sixth attempt at the Honolulu
Marathon. He had finished fourth here in 1994, third in
1995, second in 1996 and 1997, and third in 1998. "I am
very happy," said Muindi, who won $15,000 for the victory.
"It's a new start for me."
Bogacheva of Kyrgyzstan retained her women's title with
a 2:32:36 finish, a surprisingly fast time under the circumstances.
There were 21,211 official finishers.
was such an essential win for Jimmy," said Muindi's manager,
Zane Branson "The time was not impressive today, but people
know that to win here is not easy," he said.
Kimaiyo, the winner in 1996 and 1997, also bolted past Mbarak
Hussein to finish second in 2:16:47, while Hussein came
in third, eight seconds later. The three set a 5:13-mile
said he liked the conditions better this year. "It's rainy
and it's cool. Oh, I really like it," said Muindi. "But
it was very slow going out and it was windy."
was visibly disappointed that stomach problems she suffered
on Diamond Head caused her to miss breaking the course record
by 23 seconds. The race record of 2:31:01 was set by Carla
Beurskens in 1986 but Beurskens established a slower record
when the course was changed in 1992. "I run by myself after
first mile," said Bogacheva, who held the lead from that
point. "No one to help me."
Meyer, the 1983 Boston Marathon winner who broadcast the
women's race, said Bogacheva's complaints seemed well-founded
because not only did she lead the women almost all the way,
but she could not seem to even find a man on the course
who would help pace her.
made her own race," Meyer said. Meyer said that Russian
Svetlana Zakharova, the 1997 winner, moved up to Bogacheva's
shoulder at 13 or 14 miles but the Kyrgyzstani woman gradually
moved farther and farther ahead. Bogacheva had the fastest
winning time here since 1993, when Beurskens clocked 2:32:20.
2:16:45 was the slowest winning time since 1995, when Thungwane
won in 2:16:08.
from the Honolulu
Star-Bulletin, Monday, December 13, 1999)
27th Annual Honolulu Marathon was held on Sunday, December
12, 1999. There were 21,211 Finishers out of 26,724 Entrants
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fun run for Lyau, Schnack |
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Dances to Easy Victory |
Lyau Take Kamaaina Honors |
Wins Wheelchair |
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Doesn't End at the Finish |
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Marches to Millennium |
Lures One of History's Fastest |
has had a Stellar Year |
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