1986 in athletics (track and field)

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This page contains an overview of the year 1986 in athletics (track and field).

International Events[edit]

World records[edit]

Men[edit]

EVENT ATHLETE MARK DATE VENUE
Discus  Jürgen Schult (GDR) 74.08m June 6 Neubrandenburg, East Germany
Shot Put  Udo Beyer (GDR) 22.64m August 20 East Berlin, East Germany
Hammer  Yuriy Syedikh (URS) 86.66m June 22 Tallinn, Soviet Union
 Yuriy Syedikh (URS) 86.74m August 30 Stuttgart, West Germany
Javelin (new)  Tom Petranoff (USA) 85.38m July 7 Helsinki, Finland
 Klaus Tafelmeier (FRG) 85.74m September 21 Como, Italy

Women[edit]

EVENT ATHLETE MARK DATE VENUE
5,000 metres  Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR) 14:37.33 August 5 Stockholm, Sweden
10,000 metres  Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR) 30:13.74 July 5 Oslo, Norway
400m Hurdles  Marina Styepanova (URS) 53.32 August 30 Stuttgart, West Germany
 Marina Styepanova (URS) 52.94 September 17 Tashkent, Soviet Union
High Jump  Stefka Kostadinova (BUL) 2.08m June 1 Sofia, Bulgaria
Heptathlon  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 7148 July 7 Moscow, Soviet Union
 Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 7158 August 2 Houston, USA
  • Heike Drechsler (GDR) twice equals the world record in the women's 200 metres held by countrywoman Marita Koch since 1979-06-10, clocking 21.71 seconds on 1986-06-29 and 1986-08-29.

Men's Best Year Performers[edit]

100 metres[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Chidi Imoh (NGR) 10.00
2.  Robson da Silva (BRA) 10.02
3.  Linford Christie (GBR) 10.04
4.  Carl Lewis (USA) 10.06
5.  Emmit King (USA) 10.07

200 metres[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Floyd Heard (USA) 20.12
2.  Roy Martin (USA) 20.16
3.  Lorenzo Daniel (USA) 20.17
4.  John Dinan (AUS) 20.19
5.  Michael Timpson (USA) 20.23

400 metres[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Gabriel Tiacoh (CIV) 44.30
2.  Darrell Robinson (USA) 44.45
3.  Roddie Haley (USA) 44.48
4.  Innocent Egbunike (NGR) 44.50
5.  Roger Black (GBR) 44.59

800 metres[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Steve Cram (GBR) 1:43.19
2.  Johnny Gray (USA) 1:43.46
 William Wuycke (VEN) 1:43.54
4.  Earl Jones (USA) 1:43.62
5.  Peter Braun (GDR) 1:44.03

1,500 metres[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Sebastian Coe (GBR) 3:29.77
2.  Steve Cram (GBR) 3:30.15
3.  José Manuel Abascal (ESP) 3:31.13
4.  Sydney Maree (USA) 3:32.56
5.  José Luis González (ESP) 3:32.90

Mile[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Steve Cram (GBR) 3:48.31
2.  Steve Scott (USA) 3:48.73
3.  Jim Spivey (USA) 3:49.80
4.  Saïd Aouita (MAR) 3:50.33
5.  José Manuel Abascal (ESP) 3:50.54

3,000 metres[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Saïd Aouita (MAR) 7:32.23
2.  Sydney Maree (USA) 7:38.26
3.  Paul Kipkoech (KEN) 7:39.38
4.  Jack Buckner (GBR) 7:40.23
5.  Vincent Rousseau (BEL) 7:42.15

5,000 metres[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Saïd Aouita (MAR) 13:00.86
2.  Jack Buckner (GBR) 13:10.15
3.  Stefano Mei (ITA) 13:11.57
4.  Tim Hutchings (GBR) 13:12.88
5.  Evgeni Ignatov (BUL) 13:13.15

10,000 metres[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Mark Nenow (USA) 27:20.56
2.  Saïd Aouita (MAR) 27:26.11
3.  Hansjörg Kunze (GDR) 27:34.68
4.  Salvatore Antibo (ITA) 27:39.52
5.  Paul Kipkoech (KEN) 27:43.31

Half Marathon[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Michael Musyoki (KEN) 1:00:43

110m Hurdles[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Stéphane Caristan (FRA) 13.20
2.  Greg Foster (USA) 13.25
3.  Andrey Prokofyev (URS) 13.28
4.  Keith Talley (USA) 13.31
5.  Mark McKoy (CAN) 13.35

400m Hurdles[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Edwin Moses (USA) 47.38
2.  Andre Phillips (USA) 47.51
3.  Danny Harris (USA) 47.82
4.  Harald Schmid (FRG) 47.89
5.  Amadou Dia Bâ (SEN) 48.07

3,000m Steeplechase[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  William Van Dijck (BEL) 8:10.01
2.  Colin Reitz (GBR) 8:12.11
3.  Julius Korir (KEN) 8:12.74
4.  Henry Marsh (USA) 8:13.15
5.  Peter Koech (KEN) 8:13.33

High Jump[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.  Igor Paklin (URS) 2.38
2.  Jim Howard (USA) 2.36
 Carlo Thränhardt (FRG) 2.36
 Javier Sotomayor (CUB) 2.36
5.  Hennadiy Avdyeyenko (URS) 2.35

Long Jump[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Robert Emmiyan (URS) 8.61
2.  Larry Myricks (USA) 8.50
3.  Jaime Jefferson (CUB) 8.47
4.  Carl Lewis (USA) 8.35
5.  Mike Conley (USA) 8.33

Triple Jump[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Khristo Markov (BUL) 17.80
2.  Nikolay Musiyenko (URS) 17.78
 Lázaro Betancourt (CUB) 17.78
4.  Mike Conley (USA) 17.69
5.  Oleg Protsenko (URS) 17.59

Discus[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Jürgen Schult (GDR) 74.08
2.  Art Burns (USA) 68.70
3.  Knut Hjeltnes (NOR) 68.50
4.  Juan Martínez (CUB) 68.40
5.  Luis Delís (CUB) 68.00

Hammer[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Yuriy Syedikh (URS) 86.74
2.  Sergey Litvinov (URS) 86.04
3.  Igor Nikulin (URS) 82.34
4.  Benjaminas Viluckis (URS) 82.24
5.  Günther Rodehau (GDR) 81.70

Shot Put[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Udo Beyer (GDR) 22.64
2.  Ulf Timmermann (GDR) 22.60
3.  Sergey Smirnov (URS) 22.24
4.  Werner Günthör (SUI) 22.22
5.  Sergey Gavryushin (URS) 22.10

Javelin (old design)[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Klaus Tafelmeier (FRG) 95.74
2.  Tom Petranoff (USA) 92.38
3.  Viktor Yevsyukov (URS) 83.68
4.  Detlef Michel (GDR) 83.52
5.  Heino Puuste (URS) 83.20

Pole Vault[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.  Sergey Bubka (URS) 6.01
2.  Joe Dial (USA) 5.90
 Thierry Vigneron (FRA) 5.90
4.  Rodion Gataullin (URS) 5.85
 Philippe Collet (FRA) 5.85

Decathlon[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS POINTS
1.  Daley Thompson (GBR) 8811
2.  Jürgen Hingsen (FRG) 8730
3.  Siegfried Wentz (FRG) 8676
4.  Guido Kratschmer (FRG) 8519
5.  Torsten Voss (GDR) 8450

Women's Best Year Performers[edit]

100 metres[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Evelyn Ashford (USA) 10.88
2.  Heike Drechsler (GDR) 10.91
 Marlies Göhr (GDR) 10.91
4.  Ewa Kasprzyk (POL) 10.93
5.  Silke Möller (GDR) 10.96

200 metres[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Heike Drechsler (GDR) 21.71
2.  Evelyn Ashford (USA) 21.97
 Silke Möller (GDR) 22.07
4.  Pam Marshall (USA) 22.12
5.  Ewa Kasprzyk (POL) 22.13

400 metres[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Marita Koch (GDR) 48.22
2.  Olga Bryzgina (URS) 49.67
3.  Petra Schersing (GDR) 49.79
4.  Tatána Kocembová (TCH) 49.83
5.  Pam Marshall (USA) 49.99

800 metres[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Doina Melinte (ROU) 1:56.2
2.  Sigrun Wodars (GDR) 1:57.05
3.  Nadezhda Olizarenko (URS) 1:57.15
4.  Lyubov Tsyoma (URS) 1:57.18
5.  Lyubov Gurina (URS) 1:57.52

1,500 metres[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Doina Melinte (ROU) 3:56.7
2.  Tatyana Dorovskikh (URS) 3:59.45
3.  Maricica Puică (ROU) 3:59.62
4.  Ravilya Agletdinova (URS) 3:59.84
5.  Lyubov Kremlyova (URS) 4:01.57

Mile[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Maricica Puică (ROU) 4:18.25
2.  Kirsty Wade (GBR) 4:21.61
3.  Doina Melinte (ROU) 4:21.88
4.  Elly van Hulst (NED) 4:22.40
5.  Ivana Kubesová (TCH) 4:22.82

3.000 metres[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Olga Bondarenko (URS) 8:33.99
2.  Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR) 8:34.10
3.  Zola Budd (GBR) 8:34.43
4.  Maricica Puică (ROU) 8:35.92
5.  Tatyana Dorovskikh (URS) 8:36.00

5.000 metres[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR) 14:37.33
2.  Svetlana Guskova (URS) 15:02.12
3.  Olga Bondarenko (URS) 15:03.51
4.  Svetlana Ulmasova (URS) 15:05.50
5.  Lynn Jennings (USA) 15:08.36

10,000 metres[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR) 30:13.74
2.  Olga Bondarenko (URS) 30:57.21
3.  Ulrike Bruns (GDR) 31:19.76
4.  Aurora Cunha (POR) 31:29.41
5.  Elizabeth McColgan (GBR) 31:41.42

Half Marathon[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR) 1:09:03

100m Hurdles[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Yordanka Donkova (BUL) 12.26
2.  Ginka Zagorcheva (BUL) 12.39
3.  Cornelia Oschkenat (GDR) 12.50
4.  Nataliya Grygoryeva (URS) 12.61
5.  Heike Theele (GDR) 12.63

400m Hurdles[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Marina Styepanova (URS) 52.94
2.  Sabine Busch (GDR) 53.60
3.  Myrtle Bothma (RSA) 53.74
4.  Debbie Flintoff-King (AUS) 53.76
5.  Cornelia Ullrich (GDR) 54.13

High Jump[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.  Stefka Kostadinova (BUL) 2.08 m
2.  Olga Turchak (URS) 2.01 m
 Desiree du Plessis (RSA) 2.01 m
4.  Charmaine Weavers (RSA) 1.99 m
 Silvia Costa (CUB) 1.99 m

Long Jump[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Heike Drechsler (GDR) 7.45 m
2.  Galina Chistyakova (URS) 7.34 m
3.  Yelena Belevskaya (URS) 7.31 m
4.  Irena Ozhenko (URS) 7.20 m
5.  Larisa Berezhnaya (URS) 7.19 m

Shot Put[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Natalya Lisovskaya (URS) 21.70 m
2.  Ines Müller (GDR) 21.45 m
3.  Natalya Akhrimenko (URS) 21.39 m
4.  Heidi Krieger (GDR) 21.10 m
5.  Claudia Losch (FRG) 20.92 m

Javelin (old design)[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Fatima Whitbread (GBR) 77.44
2.  Petra Meier (GDR) 75.04
3.  Tiina Lillak (FIN) 72.42
4.  María Caridad Colón (CUB) 70.14
5.  Ivonne Leal (CUB) 69.82

Heptathlon[edit]

RANK 1986 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS POINTS
1.  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 7158
2.  Anke Behmer (GDR) 6717
3.  Natalya Shubenkova (URS) 6645
4.  Sibylle Thiele (GDR) 6635
5.  Judy Simpson (GBR) 6623

Marathon[edit]

Year Rankings[edit]

Men[edit]

RANK ATHLETE TIME DATE EVENT
1. Australia Robert de Castella (AUS) 2:07.51 April 21 Boston, United States
2. South Africa Zithulele Sinqe (RSA) 2:08.04 May 3 Port Elizabeth, South Africa
3. Tanzania Juma Ikangaa (TAN) 2:08.10 February 9 Tokyo, Japan
4. South Africa Willie Mtolo (RSA) 2:08.15 May 3 Port Elizabeth, South Africa
5. Japan Takeyuki Nakayama (JPN) 2:08.21 October 5 Seoul, South Korea
6. Japan Toshihiko Seko (JPN) 2:08.27 October 26 Chicago, United States
7. Ethiopia Belayneh Dinsamo (ETH) 2:08.29 February 9 Tokyo, Japan
8. Ethiopia Abebe Mekonnen (ETH) 2:08.39 February 9 Tokyo, Japan
9. Japan Takeyuki Nakayama (JPN) 2:08.43 February 9 Tokyo, Japan
10. Ethiopia Abebe Mekonnen (ETH) 2:09.08 April 19 Rotterdam, Netherlands

Women[edit]

RANK ATHLETE TIME DATE EVENT
1. Norway Grete Waitz (NOR) 2:24:54 April 20 London, United Kingdom
2. Norway Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR) 2:24:55 April 21 Boston, United States
3. Australia Lisa Ondieki (AUS) 2:26:07 August 1 Edinburgh, Scotland
4. Norway Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR) 2:27:08 October 26 Chicago, United States
5. Portugal Rosa Mota (POR) 2:27:15 November 16 Tokyo, Japan
6. Netherlands Carla Beurskens (NED) 2:27:35 April 21 Boston, United States
7. Norway Grete Waitz (NOR) 2:28:06 November 2 New York, United States
8. New Zealand Lorraine Moller (NZL) 2:28:17 August 1 Edinburgh, Scotland
9. Portugal Rosa Mota (POR) 2:28:38 August 26 Stuttgart, West Germany
10. Hungary Ágnes Sipka (HUN) 2:28:51 October 26 Budapest, Hungary

National Champions[edit]

NATION MEN'S WINNER TIME WOMEN'S WINNER TIME PLACE DATE
Australia Australia Stephen Austin 2:15:59 Margaret Reddan 2:48:28 Sydney June 8
Canada Canada Agustin Diaz Romero 2:20:36 Ellen Rochefort 2:35:51 Montreal September 28
Japan Japan Toshihiro Shibutani 2:14:55 Otsu March 9
Netherlands Netherlands Adri Hartveld 2:15:32 Eefje van Wissen 2:40:07 Maassluis April 12
Spain Spain Santiago de la Parte 2:16:37 Maercedes Calleja 2:40:24 Lorca May 24
West Germany West Germany Wolfgang Krüger 2:15:20 Heidi Hutterer 2:36:44 Stuttgart April 20

International Races[edit]

DATE MARATHON NATION MEN'S WINNER TIME WOMEN'S WINNER TIME
January 11 Miami United States United States France Bernard Bobes 2:21:26 United States Shirley Silsby 2:53:18
January 19 Hamilton Bermuda Bermuda United States Jerrold Wynia 2:24:03 Canada Sharon Crawford 2:58:17
January 19 Manila Philippines Philippines Belgium Eddy Hellebuyck 2:19:00 Canada Tani Ruckle 2:46:58
January 26 Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong China Shu Chun Zhu 2:15:08 China Yan Min Wen 2:36:55
January 26 Osaka Japan Japan New Zealand Lorraine Moller 2:30:24
February 1 Auckland New Zealand New Zealand Denmark Allan Zachariasen 2:12:36 Denmark Kiersti Jakobsen 2:36:58
February 2 Beppu Japan Japan Japan Taisuke Kodama 2:10:34
February 2 Long Beach United States United States United States Ric Sayre 2:13:22 United States Mary Tracey 2:48:01
February 9 Tokyo Japan Japan Tanzania Juma Ikangaa 2:08:10
February 16 Valencia Spain Spain Poland Pawel Lorens 2:16:31 Poland Malgorzata Szuminska 2:46:31
March 9 Arusha Tanzania Tanzania Tanzania Japhet Mashishanga 2:21:01 Tanzania Leokadia Katona 4:03:30
March 9 Los Angeles United States United States United States Ric Sayre 2:12:59 United States Nancy Ditz 2:36:27
March 16 Barcelona Spain Spain Belgium Frederick Vandervennet 2:15:45 United Kingdom Deborah Heath 2:48:22
April 13 Lyon France France France Alain Lazare 2:15:07 France Marie-Jeanne Maury 2:54:48
April 13 Vienna Austria Austria Austria Gerhard Hartmann 2:12:22 West Germany Birgit Lennartz 2:38:31
April 19 Rotterdam Netherlands Netherlands Ethiopia Abebe Mekonnen 2:09:09 Sweden Ellinor Ljungros 2:41:06
April 20 Budapest Hungary Hungary Hungary Sandor Szendrei 2:16:18 Hungary Agota Farkas 2:47:10
April 20 London United Kingdom United Kingdom Japan Toshihiko Seko 2:10:02 Norway Grete Waitz 2:24:54
April 21 Boston United States United States Australia Robert de Castella 2:07:51 Norway Ingrid Kristiansen 2:24:55
April 27 Bremen West Germany West Germany Sweden Jozef Machalek 2:15:58 West Germany Elke Kramer 2:48:38
April 27 Madrid Spain Spain Spain Ramiro Matamoros 2:17:04 Spain Consuelo Alonso 2:43:21
May 1 Rome Italy Italy Italy Osvaldo Faustini 2:16:03 United States Katherine Gregory 3:23:43
May 4 Munich West Germany West Germany Hungary Zoltan Kiss 2:17:45 West Germany Olivia Gruner 2:38:51
May 4 Paris France France Djibouti Hussein Ahmed Salah 2:12:44 France Maria Rebelo-Lelut 2:32:18
May 4 Vancouver Canada Canada Japan Hiromi Nishi 2:21:14 Canada Joi Belyk 2:45:37
May 5 Belfast Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Martin Deane 2:16:05 Northern Ireland Moira O'Neill 2:43:26
May 11 Amsterdam Netherlands Netherlands Belgium William Vanhuylenbroek 2:14:46 Republic of Ireland Teresa Kidd 2:46:18
May 11 Geneva Switzerland Switzerland France Bernard Bobes 2:18:11 Soviet Union Nadezhda Gumerova 2:38:33
May 18 Pittsburgh United States United States United States Dean Matthews 2:18:17 Italy Laura Fogli 2:37:04
May 18 Venice Italy Italy Italy Salvatore Bettiol 2:18:44 Italy Paola Moro 2:38:10
May 25 Hamburg West Germany West Germany Belgium Karel Lismont 2:12:12 Belgium Magda Ilands 2:35:17
June 1 Christchurch New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand John Campbell 2:15:19 New Zealand Sharon Higgins 2:45:44
June 7 Stockholm Sweden Sweden Sweden Kjell-Erik Ståhl 2:12:33 Sweden Evy Palm 2:34:42
June 8 Sydney Australia Australia Brazil Eloi Schleder 2:12:54 New Zealand Ngaire Drake 2:38:52
July 20 San Francisco United States United States United States Peter Pfitzinger 2:13:29 Mexico Maria Trujillo 2:37:57
August 1 CW Games Scotland Edinburgh, Scotland Australia Robert de Castella 2:10:15 Australia Lisa Ondieki 2:26:07
August 2 Helsinki Finland Finland Sweden Tommy Persson 2:17:11 Finland Sinikka Kiippa 2:49:29
August 17 Bolton United Kingdom United Kingdom United Kingdom Michael Neary 2:19:25
August 24 Reykjavik Iceland Iceland France Mokfi Chaibi 2:20:30 United Kingdom Carol Macario 2:58:09
August 24 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Brazil Brazil Eloi Schleder 2:22:02 United States Elizabeth McElhinny 2:46:54
August 26 European Championships West Germany Stuttgart, West Germany Portugal Rosa Mota 2:28:38
August 30 European Championships West Germany Stuttgart, West Germany Italy Gelindo Bordin 2:10:54
August 31 Adelaide Australia Australia Australia Peter Bourgaize 2:25:16 Australia Desiree Letherby 2:59:20
September 6 Antwerp Belgium Belgium Belgium Francois Blommaerts 2:17:48 Belgium Denise Verhaert 2:42:44
September 13 Oslo Norway Norway Sweden Kjell-Erik Ståhl 2:14:59 Norway Sissel Grottenberg 2:40:01
September 21 Niagara Canada Canada Japan Kazuya Nishimoto 2:17:35 Italy Mariagrazia Savasta 2:50:49
September 21 Glasgow United Kingdom United Kingdom United Kingdom Kenneth Stewart 2:14:04 United Kingdom Sandra Branney 2:37:29
September 28 Berlin West Berlin West Berlin Poland Boguslaw Psujek 2:11:03 West Germany Charlotte Teske 2:32:10
September 28 Brussels Belgium Belgium Belgium Dirk Vanderherten 2:15:32 Belgium Nelly Aerts 2:42:02
September 28 Ciudad Mexico Mexico Mexico Mexico Manuel Garcia Perez 2:20:03 Mexico Mericarmen Cardenas 2:42:25
September 28 Montreal Canada Canada Ethiopia Abebe Mekonnen 2:10:31 Canada Helene Rochefort 2:35:51
September 28 Perth Australia Australia Japan Futoshi Shinohara 2:18:17 New Zealand Bernardine Portenski 2:53:54
September 28 Portland United States United States United States Leonard Hill 2:18:54 Italy Kathleen Angel 2:47:02
October 1 Asian Games South Korea Seoul, South Korea Japan Eriko Asai 2:41:03
October 5 Asian Games South Korea Seoul, South Korea Japan Takeyuki Nakayama 2:08:21
October 12 Athens Greece Greece Belgium Jos vander Water 2:27:22 Norway Signe Ward 3:06:58
October 12 Buenos Aires Argentina Argentina Argentina Raimundo Manquel 2:21:10 Brazil Angélica de Almeida 2:54:47
October 12 Melbourne Australia Australia Switzerland Richard Umberg 2:17:21 Canada Tani Ruckle 2:36:06
October 19 Beijing China China Japan Taisuke Kodama 2:07:35
October 26 Chicago United States United States Japan Toshihiko Seko 2:08:27 Norway Ingrid Kristiansen 2:27:08
October 26 Hamilton New Zealand New Zealand Poland Wojciech Ratkowski 2:18:13 New Zealand Carol Raven 3:07:16
October 26 Lisbon Portugal Portugal Portugal Cidalio Caetano 2:16:49 Portugal Maria Lousada 3:20:26
October 26 Nuremberg West Germany West Germany Poland Ryszard Przybyla 2:19:44
October 27 Dublin Republic of Ireland Ireland Republic of Ireland Dick Hooper 2:18:10 United Kingdom Maureen Hurst 2:46:29
November 2 Istanbul Turkey Turkey Turkey Hanefi Atmaca 2:23:20
November 2 New York City United States United States Italy Piergiovanni Poli 2:11:06 Norway Grete Waitz 2:28:06
November 16 Tokyo Japan Japan Portugal Rosa Mota 2:27:15
December 7 Fukuoka Japan Japan Tanzania Juma Ikangaa 2:10:06
December 7 Kawaguchi Japan Japan Japan Tetsuji Iwase 2:19:54 Japan Tomoko Suzuki 2:50:10
December 7 Honolulu United States United States Kenya Ibrahim Hussein 2:11:44 Netherlands Carla Beurskens 2:31:02
December 17 Tiberias Marathon Israel Israel Israel Yair Karni 2:23:12 West Germany Kerstin Preßler 2:36:33

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