1985Legacy of the marathon
May 12, 1985. In 1985, four marathons were planned in British Columbia alone, and with new race options and a declining economy, sponsors became a rare breed. Despite rumours that the Vancouver International Marathon was folding, the race ran as scheduled with 1448 runners making their way across the BC Place Finish Line.
Adrian Wellington of Australia took the top spot with a time of 2:24:24, while Kikue Teshima, the event’s first Japanese champion, won the women’s division in 2:55:34.
In 1985, the Vancouver Marathon continued on a new course that started and finished at B.C. Place. Runners would run the perimeter of downtown twice, and one loop through Mount Pleasant and back up Granville Street Bridge.
- Adrian Wellington (AUS), 2:24:24
- R. Tamura, 2:27:07
- Chris Whiteley, 2:28:07
- Kikue Teshima (JPN), 2:55:34
- Susanne Walker, 2:56:41
- Arlene Kasper, 3:01:04