IRONMAN Hawaii

Top-10 of 1979 (0 February)
Men
Pl. Name Nat. Age Total Swim Bike Run
1

WARREN, Tom

USA 11:15:56 1:06:15 6:19:00 3:51:00
2

DUNBAR, John

USA 12:03:56 1:09:55 6:51:00 4:03:00
3

EMBERSON, Ian

USA 12:23:30 1:02:35 6:53:00 4:28:00
4

HALLER, Gordon

USA 29 12:31:53 1:51:59 6:57:00 3:43:00
5

SEIPLE, Ron

USA 13:43:00 1:58:47 6:47:00 4:57:00

 

 

Women
Pl. Name Nat. Age Total Swim Bike Run
1

LEMAIRE, Lyn

USA 12:55:38 1:16:20 6:30:00 5:10:00

NOTE: Only one woman competed in the second event in 1979.

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IRONMAN Hawaii 1979 – The Facts

1979

The swim start of the 2nd IRONMAN on the 'Sans Souci Beach' in Honolulu.

Photo: Peter Read Miller

Word of mouth generates additional participant interest, and it appears that as many as 50 athletes will compete. But bad weather forces a one-day postponement of the race; when the starter's pistol finally sounds on Sunday morning, just 15 competitors take the challenge.
Tom Warren (USA) from San Diego/CA, 35, wins in 11:15:56. The first female participant, Lyn Lemaire (USA), a championship cyclist from Boston/MA, places fifth overall.
As Collins ponders changing the next race into a relay event to generate more participants, the race's future is being rewritten by Barry McDermott from 'Sports Illustrated'. On the island to cover a golf tournament, McDermott discovers the race and writes a 10-page, larger-than-life account of the race that nets Collins hundreds of inquiries.

 

 

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