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January 1, 1989
Olympic runner Jeff Atkinson broke from the pack in the final 200 meters to win the fourth annual Fiesta Bowl Mile through the streets of Phoenix. Atkinson, 24, of Manhattan Beach, ran 4 minutes 5.20 seconds. Defending champion Marcus O'Sullivan of Ireland finished second in 4:05.6.
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June 14, 1990 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeff Atkinson is back in town this weekend to compete in The Athletics Congress Track and Field Championships at Cerritos College and the 27-year-old can't wait to take a jog on his old training route, the Strand in Manhattan Beach. Perhaps a dose of hometown, ocean air can help the Mira Costa High graduate win his first TAC national 1,500-meter title, but the 1988 Olympian and Stanford All-American willhave to overcome two big obstacles.
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December 29, 1989 | JIM MURRAY
Our government spends--what?--billions on espionage? I mean, spies, satellites, moles, the CIA, the FBI, wire taps, covert operations, electronic surveillance, ships off the coast, secret documents, false passports. You name it. Bah! All they have to do is debrief our track and field athletes. You know the breakup of the Iron Curtain bloc we've been reading about for weeks now? Caught our government by surprise, did it? Not Jeff Atkinson, the miler.
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December 29, 1989 | JIM MURRAY
Our government spends--what?--billions on espionage? I mean, spies, satellites, moles, the CIA, the FBI, wire taps, covert operations, electronic surveillance, ships off the coast, secret documents, false passports. You name it. Bah! All they have to do is debrief our track and field athletes. You know the breakup of the Iron Curtain bloc we've been reading about for weeks now? Caught our government by surprise, did it? Not Jeff Atkinson, the miler.
SPORTS
June 14, 1990 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeff Atkinson is back in town this weekend to compete in The Athletics Congress Track and Field Championships at Cerritos College and the 27-year-old can't wait to take a jog on his old training route, the Strand in Manhattan Beach. Perhaps a dose of hometown, ocean air can help the Mira Costa High graduate win his first TAC national 1,500-meter title, but the 1988 Olympian and Stanford All-American willhave to overcome two big obstacles.
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June 6, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Some of America's leading track and field hopefuls appear in their final tuneup before the U.S. Olympic Trials when they compete in the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore. Among those competing, Joe Falcon, a winner at the Modesto and Bruce Jenner meets, will face Jeff Atkinson in the men's 1,500 meters. Atkinson has the second-fastest time by an American this year at 3 minutes, 37.72 seconds.
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January 18, 1991 | JULIE CART
Sprinter Ben Johnson will be the undisputed star of tonight's Sunkist Invitational Indoor track meet at the Sports Arena. Johnson placed second last week in his first race after a two-year drug suspension. He ran 50 meters in 5.77 seconds at a meet in Hamilton, Canada, losing to American Daron Council, who won in 5.75. Also in that race was Andre Cason, who will race against Johnson again tonight. Cason led the Hamilton race for 30 meters after getting off to a tremendous start.
SPORTS
February 3, 1990
Start spreadin' the news. Bryan Dameworth and his vagabond shoes overcame a "horrendous start" and pre-race jitters to win the high school mile at the Millrose Games on Friday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Dameworth, of Agoura High, was bumped about at the start but moved into the lead at the halfway point before pulling away to win easily in 4 minutes 14.52 seconds. Martin Keino of Virginia's Fork Union Military Academy was second in 4:16.63.
SPORTS
January 1, 1989
Olympic runner Jeff Atkinson broke from the pack in the final 200 meters to win the fourth annual Fiesta Bowl Mile through the streets of Phoenix. Atkinson, 24, of Manhattan Beach, ran 4 minutes 5.20 seconds. Defending champion Marcus O'Sullivan of Ireland finished second in 4:05.6.
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