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November 15, 1986
Henry Rono, a Kenyan middle-distance runner who set four world records in 1978, was held Friday on charges that he conned bank tellers in at least three towns in New Jersey out of hundreds of dollars. Rono, 34, was arraigned Thursday on charges of theft by deception filed by police in Hackensack and Ridgefield Park. Similar charges were filed Friday by police in the nearby Hudson County community of North Bergen, a Bergen County Jail officer said.
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March 26, 2007 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
Henry Rono, once the world's preeminent distance runner and some say the greatest of all time, probably is best known for his mind-boggling assault on the record books in the spring and summer of 1978, when he broke world records in four events over an 81-day period. "I was ahead of everybody," he says. "I wasn't competing with people. I was competing with time. It was me and the clock." The clock he could handle. The bottle, he couldn't.
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September 25, 1987 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
If you want to find Henry Rono, you have to have patience. You have to think where you would go if you didn't want anyone to find you, and then go somewhere else. If you want to crack the protective shell around Rono, you have to have persistence. You have to call places he's just left and others he's never been to. Rono hasn't always lived as a fugitive. Once he was hailed as the greatest runner of all time. At Washington State University and afterward, Rono was incomparable.
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April 26, 1992 | BARBIE LUDOVISE
Travis Fisher has faith. He doesn't care what the cynics say. His new coach, Henry Rono, once the world's greatest distance runner, is worth believing in, he says. "See him smiling?" Fisher, a Huntington Beach High School freshman, says as Rono rounds the track, several Oiler runners at his side. "He's always smiling when he runs. As long as he's out here with us, he'll be OK. He won't go back." Won't go back. Henry Rono knows these words all too well. Simple words, sober promises.
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April 26, 1992 | BARBIE LUDOVISE
Travis Fisher has faith. He doesn't care what the cynics say. His new coach, Henry Rono, once the world's greatest distance runner, is worth believing in, he says. "See him smiling?" Fisher, a Huntington Beach High School freshman, says as Rono rounds the track, several Oiler runners at his side. "He's always smiling when he runs. As long as he's out here with us, he'll be OK. He won't go back." Won't go back. Henry Rono knows these words all too well. Simple words, sober promises.
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December 12, 1988 | KIM Q. BERKSHIRE
Once bloated and belligerent, Henry Rono is now hard at work on svelte and sober--this time, he hopes, for good. But for Rono--in town to run in Sunday's San Diego International Marathon--history suggests his margin for error is slim. Rono has been in and out of alcohol rehabilitation 4 times in the past 4 years. His latest stint in a rehabilitation center was a 28-day period ending Oct. 21 in Rochester, N.Y.
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March 26, 2007 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
Henry Rono, once the world's preeminent distance runner and some say the greatest of all time, probably is best known for his mind-boggling assault on the record books in the spring and summer of 1978, when he broke world records in four events over an 81-day period. "I was ahead of everybody," he says. "I wasn't competing with people. I was competing with time. It was me and the clock." The clock he could handle. The bottle, he couldn't.
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November 19, 1986
Former world record-holder Henry Rono, charged with conning bank tellers in two counties out of hundreds of dollars, has been released on bail, backed in part by the world track and field federation, police in Hackensack, N.J., said.
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December 12, 1988 | KIM Q. BERKSHIRE
Once bloated and belligerent, Henry Rono is now hard at work on svelte and sober--this time, he hopes, for good. But for Rono--in town to run in Sunday's San Diego International Marathon--history suggests his margin for error is slim. Rono has been in and out of alcohol rehabilitation 4 times in the past 4 years. His latest stint in a rehabilitation center was a 28-day period ending Oct. 21 in Rochester, N.Y.
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September 25, 1987 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
If you want to find Henry Rono, you have to have patience. You have to think where you would go if you didn't want anyone to find you, and then go somewhere else. If you want to crack the protective shell around Rono, you have to have persistence. You have to call places he's just left and others he's never been to. Rono hasn't always lived as a fugitive. Once he was hailed as the greatest runner of all time. At Washington State University and afterward, Rono was incomparable.
SPORTS
November 15, 1986
Henry Rono, a Kenyan middle-distance runner who set four world records in 1978, was held Friday on charges that he conned bank tellers in at least three towns in New Jersey out of hundreds of dollars. Rono, 34, was arraigned Thursday on charges of theft by deception filed by police in Hackensack and Ridgefield Park. Similar charges were filed Friday by police in the nearby Hudson County community of North Bergen, a Bergen County Jail officer said.
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