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July 27, 1990
Turfway Park, a Cincinnati-area thoroughbred race track, hired marathon runner Julie Isphording as executive director of special events. Isphording, 28, was a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 1984 and established a course record in winning the 1990 Los Angeles Marathon.
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February 24, 1991 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Julie Isphording had a wide smile on her face as she crossed the finish line at the Los Angeles Marathon last year. But race organizers weren't smiling late last week after learning that Isphording, who set a course record for women of 2 hours 32 minutes 25 seconds, won't return to defend her title in next Sunday's sixth Los Angeles Marathon because of a stress fracture. Pedro Ortiz of Colombia, the defending men's champion, dropped out earlier because of an injury.
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February 24, 1991 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Julie Isphording had a wide smile on her face as she crossed the finish line at the Los Angeles Marathon last year. But race organizers weren't smiling late last week after learning that Isphording, who set a course record for women of 2 hours 32 minutes 25 seconds, won't return to defend her title in next Sunday's sixth Los Angeles Marathon because of a stress fracture. Pedro Ortiz of Colombia, the defending men's champion, dropped out earlier because of an injury.
SPORTS
July 27, 1990
Turfway Park, a Cincinnati-area thoroughbred race track, hired marathon runner Julie Isphording as executive director of special events. Isphording, 28, was a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 1984 and established a course record in winning the 1990 Los Angeles Marathon.
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March 5, 1990 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Julie Isphording flashed a wide smile as she crossed the finish line as the top female finisher in the fifth Los Angeles Marathon Sunday. Isphording had every reason to smile. Doctors told Isphording that she might never walk again, let alone run, after she underwent back surgery to repair a ruptured disc in April of 1987. "I really don't know how it (the ruptured disc) happened," she said. "It wasn't like I was taking out the trash and I felt it go. It paralyzed me.
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March 5, 1990 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Canadian Peter Fonseca, running in his first marathon, found himself in a pack of three runners leading the race with only one mile to go in Sunday's Los Angeles Marathon. Alongside Fonseca, 23, were two men who were a decade older and had run scores of world-class marathons. Suddenly, the men began to run with almost wild abandon, sprinting hard after running 25 miles. It was a pivotal moment for Fonseca, and a telling moment, too. For in marathons, as in life, experience is the best teacher.
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March 3, 1991
* Start: In front of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. * Finish: On Exposition Boulevard, in front of the Coliseum. * When: Starts at 9:05 a.m. * Prizes: Winners get $50,000 plus a car. * Records: Men's: 2 hours 10 minutes 19 seconds, set in 1988 by Martin Mondragon of Mexico. Women's: 2:32:35, set in 1990 by Julie Isphording of Cincinnati.
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May 1, 1988 | MARLENE CIMONS
Joan Benoit Samuelson, who has been suffering back and leg problems, agonized for a month over whether she should run in the U.S. women's Olympic marathon trial today. Last week, the winner of the 1984 women's Olympic marathon at Los Angeles finally made up her mind. "I'm not going," she said. Thus, the 15 or so U.S. women with chances of making the team will find themselves competing for three spots instead of two.
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March 6, 2000
Men *--* 1986 Rick Sayre 2:12:59 1987 Art Boileau 2:13:08 1988 Martin Mondragon 2:10:19 1989 Art Boileau 2:13:01 1990 Pedro Ortiz 2:11:54 1991 Mark Plaatjes 2:10:29 1992 John Treacy 2:12:29 1993 Joselido Rocha 2:14:28 1994 Paul Pilkington 2:12:13 1995 Rolando Vera 2:11:39 1996 Jose Luis Molina 2:13:23 1997 El-Maati Chaham 2:14:16 1998 Zebedayo Bayo 2:11:21 1999 Simon Bor 2:09:25 2000 Benson Mbithi 2:11:55 *--* Women *--* 1986 Nancy Ditz 2:36:27 1987 Nancy Ditz 2:35:24 1988 Blanca Jaime 2:36:11
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March 5, 1990 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Julie Isphording flashed a wide smile as she crossed the finish line as the top female finisher in the fifth Los Angeles Marathon Sunday. Isphording had every reason to smile. Doctors told Isphording that she might never walk again, let alone run, after she underwent back surgery to repair a ruptured disc in April of 1987. "I really don't know how it (the ruptured disc) happened," she said. "It wasn't like I was taking out the trash and I felt it go. It paralyzed me.
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March 5, 1990 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Canadian Peter Fonseca, running in his first marathon, found himself in a pack of three runners leading the race with only one mile to go in Sunday's Los Angeles Marathon. Alongside Fonseca, 23, were two men who were a decade older and had run scores of world-class marathons. Suddenly, the men began to run with almost wild abandon, sprinting hard after running 25 miles. It was a pivotal moment for Fonseca, and a telling moment, too. For in marathons, as in life, experience is the best teacher.
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March 5, 2001
MEN *--* 1986 Ric Sayre 2:12:59 1987 Art Boileau 2:13:08 1988 Martin Mondragon 2:10:19 1989 Art Boileau 2:13:01 1990 Pedro Ortiz 2:11:54 1991 Mark Plaatjes 2:10:29 1992 John Treacy 2:12:29 1993 Joselido Rocha 2:14:28 1994 Paul Pilkington 2:12:13 1995 Rolando Vera 2:11:39 1996 Jose Luis Molina 2:13:23 1997 El-Maati Chaham 2:14:16 1998 Zebedayo Bayo 2:11:21 1999 Simon Bor 2:09:25 2000 Benson Mbithi 2:11:55 2001 Stephen Ndungu 2:13:13 *--* WOMEN *--* 1986 Nancy Ditz 2:36:27 1987 Nancy Ditz 2:35:24
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