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.
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.
April 15, 1985 |
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.
April 15, 1985 |
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.