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Hawaii Events in 1983

Information about all types of events held in Hawaii in 1983.

October 1983

EVENT: 7th Ironman World Championship Triathlon
DATE: October 22, 1983
LOCATION: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Island
DESCRIPTION: A qualification system was introduced in 1983 along with a 17 hour cut-off time for finishing. A lottery system was also introduced to give everyday athletes an opportunity to race alongside world class triathletes. Sylviane Puntous of Canada became the first non-U.S. woman to win the female Ironman title, with her twin sister Patricia Puntous finishing in second place. Dave Scott earned his third Ironman title by finishing first overall with a time of nine hours, 5 minutes and 57 seconds.
- wikipedia.org --> dave scott --> article
- wikipedia.org --> sylviane puntous --> article
- ironman.com --> news article --> ironman: the 1st decade (1978-1987)

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