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October 31, 1988
Alejandro Cruz set a Mexican national record of 2 hours 8 minutes 57 seconds in winning Sunday's Chicago Marathon, edging favored Iakov Tolstikov of the Soviet Union by 23 seconds. Cruz, a 20-year-old civil engineering student from Mexico City who didn't enter the race until late last week, broke from the lead pack at the 17 1/2-mile mark and opened a 500-foot lead that he never relinquished. Mexico's old national record of 2:09:31 was set by Rudolfo Gomez in Tokyo in 1983.
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July 13, 1989 | Barbie Ludovise
Last October, six months after failing to make the U.S. Olympic women's marathon team for the second consecutive time, Lisa Weidenbach won the Chicago Marathon. Despite her earnings--more than $70,000 in prize and appearance money--and a personal-best time of 2 hours 29 minutes 17 seconds, Weidenbach was not entirely satisfied. "This is kind of bittersweet," she said after the race. "Nothing can make up for not making the Olympic team. It is my goal and ultimate motivation."
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July 13, 1989 | Barbie Ludovise
Last October, six months after failing to make the U.S. Olympic women's marathon team for the second consecutive time, Lisa Weidenbach won the Chicago Marathon. Despite her earnings--more than $70,000 in prize and appearance money--and a personal-best time of 2 hours 29 minutes 17 seconds, Weidenbach was not entirely satisfied. "This is kind of bittersweet," she said after the race. "Nothing can make up for not making the Olympic team. It is my goal and ultimate motivation."
SPORTS
October 31, 1988
Alejandro Cruz set a Mexican national record of 2 hours 8 minutes 57 seconds in winning Sunday's Chicago Marathon, edging favored Iakov Tolstikov of the Soviet Union by 23 seconds. Cruz, a 20-year-old civil engineering student from Mexico City who didn't enter the race until late last week, broke from the lead pack at the 17 1/2-mile mark and opened a 500-foot lead that he never relinquished. Mexico's old national record of 2:09:31 was set by Rudolfo Gomez in Tokyo in 1983.
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June 19, 1989
Alejandro Cruz of Mexico surged ahead of Steve Spence in the final 150 yards to win the 12th annual 15-kilometer Cascade Run Off at Portland, Ore. Lisa Weidenbach of Issaquah, Wash., knocked 30 seconds of the U.S. record set by Grete Waitz in winning the women's division. It was a three-man contest at the 10-kilometer mark between Cruz, Spence and Rolando Vera of Ecuador, but Vera fell back in the final yards to finish third. Cruz clocked 42:38, 11 seconds ahead of Spence.
SPORTS
October 10, 1991
Lisa Weidenbach, who has been ranked among the top three American marathoners for the past three years, will compete in the Arturo Barrios Invitational, a 10-kilometer race along the Chula Vista Harbor scheduled for Oct. 20. Weidenbach enters with a best 10K time of 31:34 and a best in the marathon of 2:28:15. She will compete for a share of the $20,000 purse with such runners as New Zealand's Dianne Brewer and Bonita's Jeanne Johnson, who recently was an upset winner in the Trib 10.
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April 15, 1985 | Associated Press
Defending champion Geoff Smith of Great Britain, battling leg cramps during the final six miles, won the 89th Boston Marathon today. Smith, who faltered at the 19-mile mark with cramps, stumbled across the finish line in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 14 minutes and 2 seconds. He had a time of 2:10:34 last year. He was short of the Boston record of 2:08:51, set by Alberto Salazar in 1982, and the world record of 2:08:05, set in 1984 in America's Marathon-Chicago by Steve Jones of Wales.
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April 15, 1985 | Associated Press
The Boston Marathon, plagued by controversy and beset by a lack of quality runners, will be held for the 89th time today, with defending champion Geoff Smith of Britain and Lisa Larsen Weidenbach as the favorites. The entry list which had been short on quality from the outset, because of the sponsor's refusal to pay prize money, has become even more watered down.
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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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October 4, 1993 | From Associated Press
Eric St. Martin took 4-year-old filly Urban Sea, a 25-1 shot, to the lead at the top of the stretch Sunday and held on to prevail over a field of 23 in the 72nd Arc de Triomphe, Europe's most prestigious horse race, at Longchamp near Paris. Urban Sea took the lead about a quarter-mile from the finish and edged 78-1 shot White Muzzle by a neck. St. Martin is the son of Yves St. Martin, who won this race four times.
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