(Hawaii) * 2:20:37
(Wis.) * 2:44:44
Duncan Macdonald, behind the leaders by as much as 200 yards
at one point, overtook Jack Fultz near the 20-mile mark
and stretched out his own lead to win the fourth Honolulu
Marathon yesterday in 2 hours, 20 minutes and 37 seconds.
the American record-holder in the 5,000-meters, won the
first Honolulu Marathon in 1973 in 2:27 and is now the first
two-time winner of the event. Jack Foster, who won the event
last year while setting the course record of 2:17:24, finished
eighth. Ron Wayne finished third in 2:21:26, followed by
Fultz, 2:24:05; Jeff Galloway and Kenny Moore, both at 2:24:42;
former Punahou school-teacher Dan Moynihan, 2:27; and Tony
Sandoval at 2:28:02.
Merritt, 21, running in her fifth marathon, was the first
woman finisher after running her fastest race yet in 2:44:44.
She was followed by Australia's Elizabeth Richards, who
ran the 26-miles, 385 yards in 2:50:26 and Gayle Barron
needed only a few moments after crossing the line to recover,
asking the aid station people for hot dogs and fielding
questions from the media. He conceded that he had run cautiously
and knew that he was off the record pace, but was satisfied
with establishing a personal record for himself in the event.
1,600 people started the event, which began yesterday morning
at 6:30 a.m. and finished among thousands of cheering spectators
at Kapiolani Park. Not that the leaders were ever lacking
for cheers. All along Macdonald's return trip, he was vigorously
applauded by marathoners going the other way.
from the Honolulu Advertiser, Monday, December 13, 1976)
4th Annual Honolulu Marathon was held
Sunday, December 12, 1976.