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October 3, 1990
Jim Knaub of Long Beach finished a 53-mile marathon course in 3 hours 1 minute 1.64 seconds to win the Wheelchair Race of Champions Tuesday in Washington. Knaub edged Ken Carnes of Morningside, Md., by 0.29 seconds and earned $6,500. The marathon started in Purcellville, Va., and continued through Leesburg, Sterling Park, Herndon, Reston, Fairfax, Vienna, Falls Church and Arlington before ending in Washington.
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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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SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
April 19, 1989 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, Times Staff Writer
The comeback trail led him to Heartbreak Hill, a proving ground of the Boston Marathon that Jim Knaub, a two-time winner of the wheelchair division, knew all too well. Knaub retired from wheelchair racing after the 1985 race. He returned in 1987, but crashed on wet roads. He planned to race last year but couldn't because of a high fever and a related irritating skin problem. Monday afternoon, late in the 93rd Boston Marathon, the Long Beach resident was in the lead pack and feeling good about his chances.
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March 4, 1991 | MAL FLORENCE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Knaub reached out for water at the 20-mile mark of the 26.2-mile wheelchair race Sunday of the Los Angeles Marathon. What he got, instead, were congratulatory handshakes from spectators. "All I wanted was water, and people wanted to shake my hand," Knaub said, "but I had to get going because guys were coming up on me." Not fast enough, though. Knaub won the event in a course-record 1 hour 40 minutes 53 seconds. And he did it with a redesigned "bike."
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March 4, 1991 | LAURIE BECKLUND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sixty years to the day The Star-Spangled Banner became the national anthem, 20,000 runners and thousands of onlookers took advantage of the Los Angeles Marathon to sing, celebrate the end of war and cheer simple human excellence. Standing under a giant yellow ribbon near the starting line at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, runners in patriotic colors, who had seen bombs bursting in air only on television, sang the anthem before pouring out into city streets to run a punishing 26.2 miles.
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November 24, 1985 | DICK WAGNER, Times Staff Writer
It was a cloudless morning and people whose horizons once seemed a dark gray sat in their ultralight, aerodynamic wheelchairs in front of the Long Beach Convention Center and prepared to race. An able-bodied woman, dressed in runner's clothing, said, "It amazes me watching these people. I'm mesmerized." Jim Knaub of Long Beach, a world-class wheelchair racer and an actor, was there. But he wasn't racing, although when the wheels started turning he looked as if he wished he were.
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November 21, 1985 | DICK WAGNER, Times Staff Writer
It was a cloudless morning and people whose horizons once seemed a dark gray sat in their ultralight, aerodynamic wheelchairs in front of the Long Beach Convention Center and prepared to race. An able-bodied woman, dressed in runner's clothing, said, "It amazes me watching these people. I'm mesmerized." Jim Knaub of Long Beach, a world-class wheelchair racer and an actor, was there. But he wasn't racing, although when the wheels started turning he looked like he wished he were.
SPORTS
March 4, 1991 | MAL FLORENCE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Knaub reached out for water at the 20-mile mark of the 26.2-mile wheelchair race Sunday of the Los Angeles Marathon. What he got, instead, were congratulatory handshakes from spectators. "All I wanted was water, and people wanted to shake my hand," Knaub said, "but I had to get going because guys were coming up on me." Not fast enough, though. Knaub won the event in a course-record 1 hour 40 minutes 53 seconds. And he did it with a redesigned "bike."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1991 | LAURIE BECKLUND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sixty years to the day The Star-Spangled Banner became the national anthem, 20,000 runners and thousands of onlookers took advantage of the Los Angeles Marathon to sing, celebrate the end of war and cheer simple human excellence. Standing under a giant yellow ribbon near the starting line at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, runners in patriotic colors, who had seen bombs bursting in air only on television, sang the anthem before pouring out into city streets to run a punishing 26.2 miles.
SPORTS
October 3, 1990
Jim Knaub of Long Beach finished a 53-mile marathon course in 3 hours 1 minute 1.64 seconds to win the Wheelchair Race of Champions Tuesday in Washington. Knaub edged Ken Carnes of Morningside, Md., by 0.29 seconds and earned $6,500. The marathon started in Purcellville, Va., and continued through Leesburg, Sterling Park, Herndon, Reston, Fairfax, Vienna, Falls Church and Arlington before ending in Washington.
SPORTS
April 19, 1989 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, Times Staff Writer
The comeback trail led him to Heartbreak Hill, a proving ground of the Boston Marathon that Jim Knaub, a two-time winner of the wheelchair division, knew all too well. Knaub retired from wheelchair racing after the 1985 race. He returned in 1987, but crashed on wet roads. He planned to race last year but couldn't because of a high fever and a related irritating skin problem. Monday afternoon, late in the 93rd Boston Marathon, the Long Beach resident was in the lead pack and feeling good about his chances.
NEWS
November 24, 1985 | DICK WAGNER, Times Staff Writer
It was a cloudless morning and people whose horizons once seemed a dark gray sat in their ultralight, aerodynamic wheelchairs in front of the Long Beach Convention Center and prepared to race. An able-bodied woman, dressed in runner's clothing, said, "It amazes me watching these people. I'm mesmerized." Jim Knaub of Long Beach, a world-class wheelchair racer and an actor, was there. But he wasn't racing, although when the wheels started turning he looked as if he wished he were.
NEWS
November 21, 1985 | DICK WAGNER, Times Staff Writer
It was a cloudless morning and people whose horizons once seemed a dark gray sat in their ultralight, aerodynamic wheelchairs in front of the Long Beach Convention Center and prepared to race. An able-bodied woman, dressed in runner's clothing, said, "It amazes me watching these people. I'm mesmerized." Jim Knaub of Long Beach, a world-class wheelchair racer and an actor, was there. But he wasn't racing, although when the wheels started turning he looked like he wished he were.
SPORTS
November 11, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jim Knaub of Long Beach won the National Wheelchair championship with a time of 45:14 at the Long Beach Shoreline Half Marathon. Danny Martinez (1:04:43) and Michele Bush-Cuke (1:13:50) were the top runners.
SPORTS
March 8, 1993 | WENDY WITHERSPOON
Jan Mattern and Connie Hansen set course records Sunday in the Los Angeles Marathon wheelchair division. Hansen, of Copenhagen, finished in 1 hour 51 minutes 26 seconds. She held the former course record of 1:56:17. It was Hansen's third consecutive victory in the L.A. Marathon. Mattern finished in 1:32:15. He broke the old record of 1:33:57 set by Jim Knaub last year. Mattern, from Arlington, Tex., said he had an advantage because he is accustomed to racing in warm weather.
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