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July 26, 1997 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Last Saturday in Brussels, Daniel Komen of Kenya ran two miles so fast, most of America missed it. His time was 7 minutes 58.61 seconds. Two sub-four-minute miles, back to back. Forty-three years ago, Roger Bannister ran the first sub-four-minute mile to worldwide acclaim, garnering V-E Day-sized front-page headlines, as if he were Charles Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic in track spikes. Komen doubled that feat--and managed but a few wire-service paragraphs on the inside pages of most U.S.
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July 26, 1997 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Last Saturday in Brussels, Daniel Komen of Kenya ran two miles so fast, most of America missed it. His time was 7 minutes 58.61 seconds. Two sub-four-minute miles, back to back. Forty-three years ago, Roger Bannister ran the first sub-four-minute mile to worldwide acclaim, garnering V-E Day-sized front-page headlines, as if he were Charles Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic in track spikes. Komen doubled that feat--and managed but a few wire-service paragraphs on the inside pages of most U.S.
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September 2, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Kenya's Daniel Komen lowered the world record for 3,000 meters by more than four seconds and Wilson Kipketer of Kenya missed the 800 mark by one-tenth of a second Sunday at the Rieti Grand Prix II track and field meet in Rieti, Italy. Komen was timed in seven minutes, 20.67 seconds bettering Algerian Noureddine Morceli's previous record of 7:25.11, set at Monte Carlo in 1994. Morceli failed in his bid to better his 1,500-meter mark of 3:27.37, winning in 3:29.99. Kipketer was timed in 1:41.
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November 14, 1996 | JOHN ORTEGA
His coach says he runs with the grace of a gazelle and he hails from a nation that has produced world-record distance runners such as Kip Keino, Ben Jipcho, Henry Rono, Moses Kiptanui and Daniel Komen. Truth be told, Kenyan-born Paul Muite (say Moy-Tay) of North Hollywood High had to be coaxed into giving up basketball to concentrate on running. "I had to hound him to get him to come out for cross-country as a junior," Husky Coach Gary Smith said.
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July 9, 1996 | Times Wire Services
Michael Johnson ran the sixth-fastest time ever in the 200 meters Monday night in Stockholm, hoping that his victory in the Galan Grand Prix will grow into a new winning streak. Johnson was clocked in 19.77 seconds, leading all the way in his first race after a bitter loss to Frankie Fredericks of Namibia in Oslo on Friday snapped a two-year, 21-race streak. Fredericks did not race Monday.
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July 15, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
In a fitting Olympic tuneup, Monica Seles helped her adopted country sweep Japan in the Fed Cup semifinals. "I can't wait to be in Atlanta. I can't wait until the opening ceremonies. It will be hot there, so that is my only worry," said Seles, who routed Kimiko Date, 6-0, 6-2, on Sunday at Nagoya, Japan. Seles, a Yugoslav native who became a U.S. citizen in 1994, led the United States into the Sept. 28-29 final against three-time defending champion Spain at a U.S. site to be determined.
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September 2, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Graham Marsh shot a five-under-par 67 to win the $800,000 Franklin Quest Championship by two shots at Park City, Utah, with a 14-under 202 total to claim his second victory of the year on the senior tour. Kermit Zarley shot a 68 to finish second and Jack Kiefer birdied the 18th hole for a 70 and finished alone in third at 205. * LPGA Hall of Famer Betsy King was among seven players tied for the lead after the second round of the Rail Classic at Springfield, Ill.
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June 11, 2007 | From the Associated Press
After struggling through the early season, Xavier Carter is back. He surged at the finish to edge Wallace Spearmon in the talent-laden 200 meters on a misty Sunday at the Prefontaine Classic track and field meet in Eugene, Ore. Carter, winner of an unprecedented 100-400 double for Louisiana State at last year's NCAA championships, struggled without the discipline and regular competition of a college program.
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June 29, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Scott Sharp made a memorable return to the cockpit, taking the pole position for today's inaugural Samsonite 200 Indy Racing League event at the new Pikes Peak International Raceway at Fountain, Colo. Sharp, who was not allowed to drive for five weeks after suffering a head injury in a crash during practice for last month's Indianapolis 500, bumped Tony Stewart out of the top spot with a lap of 176.117 mph.
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June 1, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Mary Slaney, Sandra Farmer-Patrick and an unnamed athlete were suspended Saturday by track and field's world governing body, pending a hearing by their national federation on alleged drug use. All three athletes purportedly tested positive for banned performance-enhancing drugs, including testosterone, during the Olympic trials at Atlanta last June. Slaney, 38, is a four-time Olympian and owner of several U.S. women's distance records. Farmer-Patrick, 35, is a former U.S.
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August 23, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Marion Jones equaled the third-fastest time in the women's 100 meters with a clocking of 10.76 seconds, but she was overshadowed by world-record performances by Kenyan distance runners Daniel Komen and Paul Tergat at the Van Damme Memorial track and field meet Friday at Brussels. Komen shattered the 5,000-meter record, clocking 12 minutes 39.74 seconds and bettering Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie's record of 12:41.86 set 10 days ago. Tergat set a record in the 10,000 meters with a time of 26:27.
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