March 27, 1992 |
Sit close enough to Shamu at Sea World, and you get what's coming to you. Drenched. Russia's Olga Markova did just that on an early weekday visit, and was doused from head to toe. "Big whale," she said. Big splash. But instead of a change of clothes, Markova opted for a change of shoes. Because when the shoes get wet, so do the feet, and when the feet are carrying you to world-class prominence in running, you don't take chances.
April 19, 1993 |
A 97-year-old tradition continues today, as the Boston Marathon is run over roads spotted with potholes caused by winter storms. This annual 26.2-mile race from suburban Hopkinton, over undulating hills, to finish in the gritty streets of downtown Boston is that event that welcomes spring to this region.
February 25, 1992 |
Not everyone is capable of running a marathon. For those who simply want to be a part of the festivities for Sunday's seventh annual L.A. Marathon, there's a chance. The Rogaine 5K is run in conjunction with the marathon and, at 3.1 miles, it is more accessible to most runners. Even though there are world-class athletes in the field, race organizers expect some 3,000 entrants among recreational runners.
March 26, 1992
More than 7,000 running enthusiasts from around the world as well as the county will participate in Sunday's Carlsbad 5000, a 5K running/walking road event with separate races for Olympic runners, men, women, people over 40, and wheelchair athletes. The seventh annual event also features a two-day health and fitness expo. The first of the five races is the People's Master's Race (for men and women over 40 years old) beginning at 7:30 a.m.
March 12, 1993 |
More than 10,000 runners are expected to compete in Sunday's 14th annual Mobil St. Patrick's Day Run that begins at 8 a.m. at the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance. The all-woman elite division offers a $20,000 purse--one of the largest for an all-woman race in the United States. The winner earns $7,500. This year's elite field is the strongest ever, according to race promoter Rochelle Baker.
April 18, 1993 |
Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya, a three-time winner of the Boston Marathon, remarked as he reviewed entries for Monday's race: "What other race in the world, including the Olympics, can you run against eight other Kenyans?" Where indeed? Boston's challenging and storied course annually attracts the best in the world, and in the men's marathon that inevitably means Africans.