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February 6, 1995 | JIM HODGES
Clyde Hatfield, a 61-year-old race-walker from San Diego, suffered an apparent heart attack and collapsed just after crossing the finish line of Sunday's Long Beach Marathon. Hatfield, whom a friend said had undergone open-heart surgery some years ago, had just won the 26-mile, 385-yard walk in 4 hours 17 minutes 1 second when he collapsed and was quickly attended to by medical personnel on hand. He was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center in Long Beach, where he was listed in critical condition.
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July 15, 2013 | By Mark Z. Barabak and Christi Parsons
The case of Trayvon Martin presents a minefield to a president who has long moved carefully on racial matters, underscoring the unique hazard - and opportunity - President Obama faces whenever the discussion of skin color moves front and center. As the first black man to occupy the White House, and as someone who has personally felt the sting of racial prejudice, Obama is uniquely suited to address what remains, after hundreds of years, one of the country's most vexing challenges: to fully reconcile the worlds of black and white America.
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August 13, 1989 | BRENDAN HEALEY, Times Staff Writer
Victoria Herazo wouldn't even think of parking in the handicapped space. She would putt out all the gimmes and never take a mulligan. Getting into the Express Lane with 11 items would be out of the question. It's not that she would make Abe Lincoln look like Ed Meese, but how else does one explain a race walker who never, ever, thinks about breaking into a jog, much less a flat-out sprint? Herazo says, and rightly so, that doing so would put the other walkers at a competitive disadvantage.
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July 9, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
BONSALL, Calif. — America's best race walker is standing in the corner of his kitchen kneading three bags of buttered microwave popcorn into a lumpy mound of yellow dough already thick with malted milk balls, peanut butter and toffee. But that's not the main part of this cookie recipe — or any of the others John Nunn has thrown together. Because standing beside him is the secret ingredient he says makes his unusual concoctions work: his ponytailed 8-year-old daughter, Ella. "She taste-tests it. She runs the show," Nunn says.
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July 17, 1992 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Because of the herky-jerky mechanics involved in his sport, race walker Allen James usually gets plenty of stares when his training takes him to the bike and walking trails. But a few weeks ago, James really got some peculiar looks. While preparing for the expected heat and humidity at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials in New Orleans, James wore layers of clothes during his training walks to condition himself.
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July 17, 1986 | PAUL WAGER
Federico Valerio was a good enough race walker two years ago to make Mexico's Olympic team as an alternate. Since then, he has improved his time and won several races in the United States and probably is going to be good enough to make the U.S. Olympic team. That's his goal. But he's going to need more than talent. He will need U.S. citizenship, permission from the International Olympic Committee, permission from both the Mexico and U.S. Olympic committees, a coach and a sponsor.
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August 31, 1985 | HERBERT J. VIDA
Kathleen Huddlestone, 18, of Westminster walks faster than any other woman in Orange County and some day hopes to walk faster than any other woman in the world. And if she does, Huddlestone wants it to be in the 1992 Olympic Games. "Race walkers don't hit their peak until their late 20s," she said, "so the timing would be right." By that time, she feels that Olympic race walking, currently limited to men, will include women.
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October 17, 1991 | KIM KUTCHER
It's unusual for a race walker to excel at running, but it's more rare to have two race walkers who are identical twins compete well in both sports. Jennifer and Jeannie Formosa of Edison are two such athletes. The freshmen were national-caliber age-group competitors in race walking in 1990, when they were 14. Last year at The Athletic Congress USA Junior Nationals, which included race walking competition in the 14-19 age group, Jennifer placed second and Jeannie third.
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March 3, 1990 | LAURIE K. SCHENDEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Race walkers ought to get a little more respect. You've seen them--they're the ones who pump their arms as if they've seen too many Janet Jackson videos. They stand erect, their hips swiveling like walking hula dancers. Because of this hip rotation, race walkers endure more than their share of curious looks--and whistles. But this is a serious sport.
HEALTH
March 12, 2007 | Regina Nuzzo, Special to The Times
WANT to walk? Don't, at present, do much of it? Here are some tips on how, when and where to put one foot in front of the other. * The basics: To reap walking's benefits, you don't have to redline your heart rate but you can't be a slugabed about it, either. The goal is to get your active metabolic rate between 3 and 6 times your resting rate.
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February 21, 2003 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
The International Olympic Committee on Thursday elected to keep Greco-Roman wrestling and such events as team synchronized swimming and mixed badminton doubles in the Games, proving that while there may be a presidential will to freshen the Olympic program the IOC has yet to find a way to do it.
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May 1, 1998 | JASON TAKENOUCHI
Ventura County's lawyers will showcase their sweatier side Sunday at the 15th annual Law Day 5K Race/Walk to benefit local organizations that provide legal help to low-income individuals and families. Organizer Steve Henderson said the race, which will begin at the Ventura County Government Center in Ventura, shows the community a different side of the legal profession.
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February 6, 1995 | JIM HODGES
Clyde Hatfield, a 61-year-old race-walker from San Diego, suffered an apparent heart attack and collapsed just after crossing the finish line of Sunday's Long Beach Marathon. Hatfield, whom a friend said had undergone open-heart surgery some years ago, had just won the 26-mile, 385-yard walk in 4 hours 17 minutes 1 second when he collapsed and was quickly attended to by medical personnel on hand. He was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center in Long Beach, where he was listed in critical condition.
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October 18, 1993 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
Organizers of the 1993 Roads Scholars Race on Sunday are looking for people willing to walk or run at least a mile to help benefit school libraries in the city of Ventura. Competitive 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) and five-kilometer races will be held for both runners and wheelchair contestants, with the starting and finishing lines at downtown's Mission Park. A non-competitive mile run and walk will also be held for children and adults.
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August 4, 1992 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Controversy has been no stranger to the track and field competition at the Olympics, but Monday night's men's 10,000-meter run was the most controversial event so far. Khalid Skah of Morocco appeared to have won late Monday night, in 27 minutes 46.70 seconds, but he was disqualified for being assisted by a teammate. Richard Chelimo of Kenya was awarded the gold medal. It was only the third time that an Olympic gold medal was taken away because of something that happened during competition.
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April 7, 1988 | SUE AVERY, Times Staff Writer
The T-shirt Sandra Johnson wore last Friday was no April Fool's joke. As she walked on Arrow Highway as though her life depended on it, she proudly displayed the shirt, which proclaimed: "56 miles to celebrate 56 years, April 1, 1988." The long trek was Johnson's way of celebrating her 56th birthday. The temperature was in the 80s in the early afternoon as she approached the San Dimas city line from La Verne, not even sweating as she hit the 45-mile point in her journey.
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April 3, 1988 | Steve Springer
Having gone on strike several weeks ago, many screenwriters are bored to death with the tedium of walking a picket line. Not Richard Oliver. "I'm working on my technique," he explains. For Oliver, walking is not an obligation. It's an avocation. Oliver, a 51-year-old Studio City resident, started walking long distances regularly six years ago. He had just quit smoking and needed something to offset the anticipated weight gain. Back problems ruled out jogging.
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July 17, 1992 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Because of the herky-jerky mechanics involved in his sport, race walker Allen James usually gets plenty of stares when his training takes him to the bike and walking trails. But a few weeks ago, James really got some peculiar looks. While preparing for the expected heat and humidity at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials in New Orleans, James wore layers of clothes during his training walks to condition himself.
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June 25, 1992 | KIM KUTCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Allen James' strategy in the men's 20-kilometer walk at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials Wednesday night at Tad Gormley Stadium worked beautifully. "My plan was to go out at a good even pace and pick it up at 5K and 10K," said James, who did just that in completing the course in 1 hour 29 minutes 28.0 seconds, leaving more experienced competitors behind. "It just kind of went according to plan.
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