(Wash.) * 2:15:30
(Cal.) * 2:41:11
away to a record
a "breakthrough" victory, 23-year-old David Gordon of Olympia,
Wash., broke away from the world-class field to win the
10th Honolulu Marathon yesterday in a record time of two
hours, 15 minutes, 29.8 seconds.
10,258 starters and 10,043 finishers out of 12,263 entrants
were all winners, too.
conditions that ranged from clear and still to driving wind
and rain, Gordon broke by one minute and four seconds the
course record of 2:16:33 set by Dean Matthews in 1979.
former Honolulu champion (1973, '76, '80) Duncan Macdonald
of Palo Alto, Calif., was second in 2:17:43, followed by
Swedish champion Kjell-Erik Stahl (2:17:56), 26-year-old
Katsuhiro Tachikawa of Japan (2:21:35), and early leader
and Olympic gold medalist Frank Shorter (2:22:16).
Claugus, 27, of Sacramento, Calif., won the women's division
in 2:41:10, more than 2-1/2 minutes ahead of 24-year-old
Janice Ettle from St. Cloud, Minn. (2:43:45).
his record win one of many "real breakthroughs" he's been
experiencing in running, Gordon eased into the lead at 14.5
miles and never looked back. Gordon was racing in only his
fourth marathon and the first since 1979, when he completed
the Seattle Marathon in 2:26 under rainy, freezing (38-degree)
from the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Monday, December 13,
10th Annual Honolulu Marathon was held
Sunday, December 12, 1982.