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February 27, 1997 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The best woman marathoner in the world has shoulders like a running back. She weighs 110 pounds and has bench-pressed 200 . . . . . . and her feet never hit the ground during a race. Jean Driscoll is not handicapped. She's not physically challenged. "That makes it seem like everything I do is a challenge," she says. "Well, brushing my teeth and brushing my hair is not a challenge. Most of us hate 'physically challenged.' " Political correctness be damned.
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February 27, 1997 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The best woman marathoner in the world has shoulders like a running back. She weighs 110 pounds and has bench-pressed 200 . . . . . . and her feet never hit the ground during a race. Jean Driscoll is not handicapped. She's not physically challenged. "That makes it seem like everything I do is a challenge," she says. "Well, brushing my teeth and brushing my hair is not a challenge. Most of us hate 'physically challenged.' " Political correctness be damned.
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October 12, 1992
Scot Hollonbeck won the men's 10-kilometer national championship and Candace Cable and Jean Driscoll shared the women's title in the Riverside Rumble for wheelchair racers at Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
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April 16, 1991
Jim Knaub of Long Beach broke his American record in winning the wheelchair portion of Monday's Boston Marathon. Knaub's time of 1 hour 30 minutes 44 seconds bettered his record of 1:31:15, set last year. In the women's wheelchair race, Jean Driscoll of Champaign, Ill., broke her world record by 35 seconds with a time of 1:42:42.
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April 20, 1993 | JULIE CART
Jim Knaub of Long Beach bettered his world record in the wheelchair division of Monday's Boston Marathon, completing the race in 1 hour 22 minutes 17 seconds. Knaub, 37, set a record here last year with a winning time of 1:26:28. It was the fifth time he has won the event. Mustapha Badid of France was second in 1:23:33. Jean Driscoll of Champaign, Ill., broke her world record with a time of 1:34:50. Her previous record, also set last year, was 1:36:52.
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July 5, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ed Eyestone became the first American since 1982 to win the 10-kilometer Peachtree Road Race at Atlanta. Eyestone's time of 28:34 was 38 seconds off the course record. The top female finisher was Dorthe Rasmussen of Denmark, whose time was 32:42. She won by three seconds, beating Katerina Khramenkova of the Soviet Union after taking the lead with about a quarter-mile to go. "I had a good track workout last week.
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March 3, 2003
*--* 2003 Div Time Name, Country Open M 2:9:52 Mark Yatich, Kenya W 2:29:40 Tatyana Pozdnyakova, Ukraine Masters 2:34:33 Eumergindo Boche-Saban, U.S M W 2:29:40 Tatyana Pozdnyakova, Ukraine Wheelchair M 1:27:07 Saul Mendoza, Mexico W 1:50:06 Cheri Blauwet, U.S 2002 Open M 2:10:27 Steven Ndungu, Kenya W 2:28:49 Lyubov Denisova, Russia Masters M 2:41:07 Jose Diaz, U.S W 2:30:26 Tatyana Pozdnyakova, Ukraine Wheelchair M 1:28:44 Ernest Van Dyk, S.
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April 21, 1998 | From Associated Press
With four miles left, Moses Tanui was so far behind the leaders he couldn't even see them. With a relentless drive, Tanui kept surging, cutting into a quarter-mile deficit and finally catching the front-runners. Then, with a stunning kick over the final 200 meters, he gave Kenya an eighth consecutive Boston Marathon victory. Regaining the title he won in Boston's centennial race in 1996, Tanui, 32, rallied from as much as 48 seconds back with a powerful run, outkicking countryman Joseph Chebet.
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March 6, 1995 | JIM HODGES and BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A cloud that hovered over the 10th running of the Los Angeles Marathon, that of its future sponsorship, will be lifted today with the announcement of a long-term agreement with the American Honda Motor Co. Honda will replace Mercedes-Benz, which sponsored the marathon for 10 years, but did not renew its contract. A source said Honda's commitment is for five years with an option for five more, and that it will mean more money for the marathon than its previous deal.
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April 17, 2008 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
It could turn into a training fad The Boston Marathon is Monday, meaning thousands of runners will prepare for the 26.2-mile race by loading up on carbohydrates this weekend -- staples such as pasta and bread. Some runners won't have that option. Rabbi Jonah Pesner, who will be in the race, is facing that unleavened staple -- matzo. The eight-day Passover holiday begins Saturday and strict dietary rules forbid leavened foods. So no carb-heavy macaroni or pancakes. Pesner noted that matzo also has a binding effect.
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March 15, 1999 | JERRY CROWE and JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Lornah Kiplagat of Kenya, the two-time defending women's champion, was unable to make history as the first three-time L.A. Marathon winner, dropping out in the 10th mile Sunday after showing signs of distress that included vomiting blood. She was suffering from bronchitis, which also affected her when she finished 10th in the Chicago Marathon in 1997. "At the start of the race, I was really feeling absolutely OK. . . but after four miles it was very hard for me to breathe," she said.
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