Hall of Fame
Men’s Record Holder
Course record of 33:21 set on June 8, 1997
Godfrey Kiprotich, a graduate of Kenya’s famed St. Patrick’s High School, will head up the KIMbia training camp in Iten. He is a former runner with a 10,000m best of 27:47 and was once the world’s premier marathon pacemaker, having served in this capacity at the New York City, Chicago, Fukuoka and Berlin marathons. He was a successful competitor on the road racing circuit, placing 4th in the1994 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships and among the top three in many US events. Featured on NBC’s “The Public Eye” with Bryant Gumbel, Godfrey has served as a commentator on ESPN’s “Running and Racing” and the local broadcast of the Falmouth Road Race. He also assists AMREF (African Medical Research Foundation) with their global fundraising efforts.
Women’s Record Holder
Patti Lyons Catalano
Course record of 38:27 set on June 14, 1981
Patti simply has a phenomenal record. In December ’06, she traveled to Honolulu to be inducted into the Honolulu Marathon Hall of fame. She won the Honolulu Marathon 4 years in a row from 1978 to 1981, setting a course record each time she ran. During her career, Patti held every American distance record from the 5 mile to the marathon, and the world records in the ½ marathon and 30k. From April of 1980 to April of 1981, she ran 48 distance races, winning 44 of them. This included everything from the indoor mile (4:51) to the marathon (2:27). Her time of 2:27.51 in the Boston marathon broke her own American record in 1981. (That works out to about 5 minutes and 32 seconds per mile for 26.2 miles). Patti took 2nd place in the Boston Marathon 3 years in a row, and she also was the first American woman to run the marathon in under 2 ½ hours! In 2006, Patti lost her world record in the 30k that she held for over 20 years. Patti was ranked as the #1 female distance runner in the world in 1980 and 1981.