weather conditions that were hardly suited to running 26.2
miles, Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya won the 15th Honolulu Marathon
29, finished in 2 hours, 18 minutes, 26 seconds to win the
event for the third year in a row.
beat Gidamis Shahanga of Tanzania by nearly a quarter of
a mile. Shahanga, 30, finished in 2:19:36, but said: "That
was a 2:09 or 2:10 effort. The wind was bad."
Beurskens of The Netherlands won the women's division for
the third consecutive year. Beurskens, 35, finished in 2:35:11,
a margin of 800 yards over Lisa Weidenbach, 26, of Redmond,
suffered an ankle injury before the start of the race and
did not threaten her 2:31:01 record of last year.
also was well off his race record of 2:11:43, set last year
under much more favorable conditions. "The wind was the
worst part," he said after finishing yesterday. "The rain
was no problem."
starters braved the elements in the worst conditions ever
for the marathon. A winter storm brought heavy rains and
strong winds gusting up to 35 to 40 mph. The wheelchair
race was canceled due to flooding.
from the Honolulu Advertiser, Monday, December 14, 1987)
15th Annual Honolulu Marathon was held
Sunday, December 13, 1987.