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November 1, 1998 | From Associated Press
Since running the fastest women's marathon ever, Tegla Loroupe raises expectations every time she runs. Can she beat the 2 hours, 20 minutes, 47 seconds, she ran in Rotterdam in April? Can she become the first to break the 2:20 barrier? Can she be defeated? Loroupe's first test since Rotterdam will come today in the New York City Marathon, where she's considered the favorite despite the presence of defending champion Franziska Rochat-Moser of Switzerland and 1996 winner Anita Catuna of Romania.
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May 8, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Lance Armstrong was fifth in the Tour DuPont's final stage, but it was enough to win the prestigious U.S. cycling event. Defending champion Viatcheslav Ekimov of Russia won the final stage to Greensboro, N.C., but finished second overall by two minutes. . . . Brazil swept the FIVB beach volleyball world championship series at Clearwater Beach, Fla. In the women's final, Sandra Pires and Jackie Silva of Brazil upset Karolyn Kirby and Liz Masakayan of the United States, 12-3, 12-8.
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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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May 8, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Michael Chang prevailed against the world's No. 1 player in a demanding test on clay, beating Andre Agassi, 6-2, 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, Sunday to win the $328,000 AT&T Challenge at Duluth, Ga., for the second year in a row. It was his third victory in 11 matches against Agassi. * Spain's Conchita Martinez, the Wimbledon champion, overwhelmed 14-year-old Martina Hingis, 6-1, 6-0, to win the Citizen Cup at Hamburg, Germany. . . .
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November 4, 1996 | From Associated Press
It was supposed to be a race for marathoning heavyweights Cosmas Ndeti, Moses Tanui, Martin Fiz and Tegla Loroupe. Instead, the New York City Marathon turned into a celebration for the unheralded. Giacomo Leone, a 25-year-old policeman from Italy, and Anuta Catuna, 28, from Romania, were the men's and women's winners Sunday, leaving the expected top contenders far back. Ndeti, Tanui and Fiz never were among the men's leaders, and the projected 1-2 finish by Kenyans never materialized.
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November 5, 2000 | BERT ROSENTHAL, ASSOCIATED PRES
To Tegla Loroupe, "New York is like home. It's like family." German Silva has the same feeling, because of the way New Yorkers have adored him. New Yorkers began embracing the two marathoners in 1994. That year, Silva won the New York City Marathon despite making a wrong turn heading toward the finish in Central Park and Loroupe won the women's division in her marathon debut, becoming the first female African winner of a major 26.2-mile race. A year later, they repeated as champions.
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April 20, 1999 | From Associated Press
The winner said it best. "Everybody in the world is trying to catch the Kenyans, but they can't," said Joseph Chebet, who should know. He became the ninth consecutive Kenyan champion at the Boston Marathon on Monday. Chebet, a runner-up in his previous three marathons, won in 2 hours 9 minutes 52 seconds. That equaled the race record set by U.S. runners between 1916-25, a time when few foreigners entered the race. There was no individual competition in 1918, only a team race.
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November 2, 1998 | From Staff and Wire Reports
With only yards remaining in the New York Marathon on Sunday, one thing was certain--a Kenyan would win. John Kagwe ran away from countryman Joseph Chebet to win the marathon by three seconds, the second-closest finish in the race's 29-year history. "Last year, I felt it was my race to win," said Kagwe, who repeated his 1997 NYC Marathon victory over Chebet. "This year I was not that sure."
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November 3, 1997 | JUDY BATTISTA, NEWSDAY
Good luck convincing your kids to tie their shoelaces today. With a steady rain falling and wind blowing, Kenya's John Kagwe, his right shoelace untied and flapping against the Central Park pavement with every stride, won the New York City Marathon Sunday, prevailing in a race notable as much by the late fade of the favorites as by the lousy weather.
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March 20, 2006 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
The conditions were perfect. So, as it turns out, was Lidiya Grigoryeva's strategy. On a clear and crisp Sunday morning that seemed made for record-setting performances, the Russian runner waited patiently for an opportunity, then showed off her kick in the final quarter-mile of the 21st Los Angeles Marathon to win the women's race and also the $100,000 Banco Popular Challenge.
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