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September 7, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Noureddine Morceli of Algeria, one of the big disappointments at the Barcelona Olympics, broke the world record for 1,500 meters Sunday with a time of 3:28.86 at an international track and field meet at Rieti, Italy. Morceli's time broke the record of 3:29.46, set by Said Aouita of Morocco in 1985. Morceli, 22, finished seventh in the Olympic final after winning the 1991 world championship.
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July 13, 1995 | From Associated Press
Noureddine Morceli may be missing only one thing to run faster--competition. He set his second world record in 10 days, with another solo finish as he broke his world mark in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3 minutes 27.37 seconds Wednesday at the Nikaia Grand Prix track and field meet. "I felt extraordinary," Morceli, 25, said after shattering the record of 3:28.86 he set in September 1992. "If I had someone with me [on the final lap] I could have gone 3:25 or 3:26.
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March 1, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Noureddine Morceli of Algeria set a world indoor record of 3:34.16 for 1,500 meters on his 21st birthday Thursday in the Placido Fernandez Viagas track and field meet at Seville, Spain. Morceli, who attends Riverside Community College, broke the record of 3:34.20 set exactly one year ago on the same track by Britain's Peter Elliott. Spain's Fermin Cacho was second in 3:35.26. Kevin Washington ran the first 800 meters in 1:53.55.
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July 4, 1995 | From Associated Press
Year by year, the records keep falling for Noureddine Morceli. The Algerian set his fourth world record Monday, winning the 2,000 meters at the Paris Gaz de France Grand track meet in 4 minutes, 47.88 seconds. He broke the mark of 4:50.81 set by Said Aouita of Morocco in 1987. "I know I had the world record in my legs," Morceli said. "Last week I did 3:32 for 1,500 in St. Petersburg [Russia] in very bad weather conditions."
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February 2, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Noureddine Morceli, ranked No. 1 in the world at 1,500 meters, outdueled Marcus O'Sullivan of Ireland with 1 1/2 laps remaining and won the Wanamaker Mile in the Millrose Games at New York. The Algerian finished in 3 minutes 53.50 seconds, second-fastest in meet history behind Eamonn Coghlan's 3:53.0 in 1981. Romanians finished 1-2 in the women's mile, with world indoor record-holder Doina Melinte first in 4:33.81 and Margareta Keszeg second in 4:34.12.
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July 13, 1995 | From Associated Press
Noureddine Morceli may be missing only one thing to run faster--competition. He set his second world record in 10 days, with another solo finish as he broke his world mark in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3 minutes 27.37 seconds Wednesday at the Nikaia Grand Prix track and field meet. "I felt extraordinary," Morceli, 25, said after shattering the record of 3:28.86 he set in September 1992. "If I had someone with me [on the final lap] I could have gone 3:25 or 3:26.
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July 4, 1995 | From Associated Press
Year by year, the records keep falling for Noureddine Morceli. The Algerian set his fourth world record Monday, winning the 2,000 meters at the Paris Gaz de France Grand track meet in 4 minutes, 47.88 seconds. He broke the mark of 4:50.81 set by Said Aouita of Morocco in 1987. "I know I had the world record in my legs," Morceli said. "Last week I did 3:32 for 1,500 in St. Petersburg [Russia] in very bad weather conditions."
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February 9, 1992 | ROBERT FACHET, WASHINGTON POST
Noureddine Morceli is so good that his rivals admit only injury or illness can beat him. It is largely because of the absence of down-the-stretch competition that the smooth-striding Algerian has not yet set a world outdoor record. At the World Championships in Tokyo in September, for example, Morceli won the 1,500 meters by two full seconds over Wilfred Kirochi of Kenya. Morceli was unbeaten last year, indoors and out.
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September 6, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Rarely is the world mile record broken by more than fractions of a second. Noureddine Morceli of Algeria did it by nearly two seconds on Sunday. His time of 3 minutes 44.39 seconds at the Rieti Invitational track and field meet bettered the mark of 3:46.32 set by Britain's Steve Cram at Oslo in 1985. It was the second year in a row that the Algerian has set a world mark at this small stadium in the hills north of Rome.
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December 21, 1990 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Noureddine Morceli is not a young man possessed of great patience. This can be seen in the style in which he lives and, more noticeably, in the style in which he runs. For both endeavors, such a quality is at once a help and a hindrance. Morceli, a 20-year-old Algerian who was the world's best 1,500-meter runner last season, is learning to temper his urge to move on and move up. He is learning the value of waiting and watching and timing his moves.
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September 6, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Rarely is the world mile record broken by more than fractions of a second. Noureddine Morceli of Algeria did it by nearly two seconds on Sunday. His time of 3 minutes 44.39 seconds at the Rieti Invitational track and field meet bettered the mark of 3:46.32 set by Britain's Steve Cram at Oslo in 1985. It was the second year in a row that the Algerian has set a world mark at this small stadium in the hills north of Rome.
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September 7, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Noureddine Morceli of Algeria, one of the big disappointments at the Barcelona Olympics, broke the world record for 1,500 meters Sunday with a time of 3:28.86 at an international track and field meet at Rieti, Italy. Morceli's time broke the record of 3:29.46, set by Said Aouita of Morocco in 1985. Morceli, 22, finished seventh in the Olympic final after winning the 1991 world championship.
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May 17, 1992 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The loneliness of the long-distance runner has ceased to be a problem for Noureddine Morceli. Actually, a little solitude would be a welcome respite. But that's a luxury he has learned to do without. Duty, responsibility, patriotism--these, he has decided, must come first. Morceli will carry the hopes and dreams of his 25 million Algerian compatriots wherever he goes between now and early August, when the Olympic 1,500-meter final is run.
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February 9, 1992 | ROBERT FACHET, WASHINGTON POST
Noureddine Morceli is so good that his rivals admit only injury or illness can beat him. It is largely because of the absence of down-the-stretch competition that the smooth-striding Algerian has not yet set a world outdoor record. At the World Championships in Tokyo in September, for example, Morceli won the 1,500 meters by two full seconds over Wilfred Kirochi of Kenya. Morceli was unbeaten last year, indoors and out.
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March 1, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Noureddine Morceli of Algeria set a world indoor record of 3:34.16 for 1,500 meters on his 21st birthday Thursday in the Placido Fernandez Viagas track and field meet at Seville, Spain. Morceli, who attends Riverside Community College, broke the record of 3:34.20 set exactly one year ago on the same track by Britain's Peter Elliott. Spain's Fermin Cacho was second in 3:35.26. Kevin Washington ran the first 800 meters in 1:53.55.
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February 2, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Noureddine Morceli, ranked No. 1 in the world at 1,500 meters, outdueled Marcus O'Sullivan of Ireland with 1 1/2 laps remaining and won the Wanamaker Mile in the Millrose Games at New York. The Algerian finished in 3 minutes 53.50 seconds, second-fastest in meet history behind Eamonn Coghlan's 3:53.0 in 1981. Romanians finished 1-2 in the women's mile, with world indoor record-holder Doina Melinte first in 4:33.81 and Margareta Keszeg second in 4:34.12.
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April 16, 1990 | MAL FLORENCE
Britain's Peter Elliott won the mile last February in the Times/Eagle Indoor Games at the Forum, as expected. What was unexpected, though, was the 20-year-old runner who was persistently pushing Elliott the last six laps. Noureddine Morceli, a native of Algeria who runs for Riverside Community College, didn't beat Elliott, an international star, but he did beat such renowned milers as Ireland's Marcus O'Sullivan, Steve Scott and Joe Falcon. Morceli's time was a creditable 3 minutes 55.
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May 17, 1992 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The loneliness of the long-distance runner has ceased to be a problem for Noureddine Morceli. Actually, a little solitude would be a welcome respite. But that's a luxury he has learned to do without. Duty, responsibility, patriotism--these, he has decided, must come first. Morceli will carry the hopes and dreams of his 25 million Algerian compatriots wherever he goes between now and early August, when the Olympic 1,500-meter final is run.
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December 21, 1990 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Noureddine Morceli is not a young man possessed of great patience. This can be seen in the style in which he lives and, more noticeably, in the style in which he runs. For both endeavors, such a quality is at once a help and a hindrance. Morceli, a 20-year-old Algerian who was the world's best 1,500-meter runner last season, is learning to temper his urge to move on and move up. He is learning the value of waiting and watching and timing his moves.
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April 16, 1990 | MAL FLORENCE
Britain's Peter Elliott won the mile last February in the Times/Eagle Indoor Games at the Forum, as expected. What was unexpected, though, was the 20-year-old runner who was persistently pushing Elliott the last six laps. Noureddine Morceli, a native of Algeria who runs for Riverside Community College, didn't beat Elliott, an international star, but he did beat such renowned milers as Ireland's Marcus O'Sullivan, Steve Scott and Joe Falcon. Morceli's time was a creditable 3 minutes 55.
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