August 29, 2003 |
Mitch Potter and Adam Steele run to win races and tear down stereotypes. They are well aware of what they're not supposed to be able to do. Cold-weather northern states like Minnesota, don't you know, rarely produce international-quality quarter-milers. And track and field athletes who are good in high school don't often become great in college. And, of course, the kicker: White men just don't do well anymore in the speed events.
November 4, 1991 |
Marcelino Crisanto knows something about waiting for the right moment to make a move. During the inaugural Goodyear Orange County Marathon Sunday, Crisanto did precisely that, taking the lead with three miles left and holding off all challengers to win in 2 hours 15 minutes 58 seconds. Crisanto, 26, who lives in Toluca, Mexico, finished the 26.2-mile marathon almost a full minute ahead of countryman Gumercindo Olmendo , who was second in 2:16.40. Rich McCandless, of Hayward, Calif.