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Hawaii Events in 1981

Information about all types of events held in Hawaii in 1981.

February 1981

EVENT: 4th Ironman World Championship Triathlon
DATE: February 14, 1981
LOCATION: Kailua-Kona, West Hawaii Island, Hawaii
DESCRIPTION: Nautilus Fitnessw Gym owner Valerie Silk took over ownership if the Ironman Triathlon in 1881 and sahe moved the event fron from Oahu island to the west side of Hawaii Island. The entry fee was $25.00, 326 people started (including 22 women) and 299 people finished. The winners were John Howard with a time of 9 hours, 38 minutes, and 29 seconds and Linda Sweeny with a time of 12 hours and 32 seconds. Former winner Dave Scott was injured and did not participate iin 1981. 73 year old Walt Stack finished in 26 hours and 20 minutes making him the oldest competitor and setting a record or the longest finish time.
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