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November 24, 1987 | PETER BENNETT
A veteran marathoner, Albert Freese was definitely looking to turn his life around. "After completing the Western States 100-mile run from Squaw Valley to Auburn, Calif., in 1984, I thought there was only one thing left to accomplish, and that's running backward," said Freese, a 41-year-old electronics technician from Seal Beach.
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November 24, 1987 | PETER BENNETT
A veteran marathoner, Albert Freese was definitely looking to turn his life around. "After completing the Western States 100-mile run from Squaw Valley to Auburn, Calif., in 1984, I thought there was only one thing left to accomplish, and that's running backward," said Freese, a 41-year-old electronics technician from Seal Beach.
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February 1, 2003 | Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writer
For San Diego psychiatrist Kai MacDonald, a tough haul isn't a question of two steps forward, one step back. For him, it's one step back, and then another step back, and then tens of thousands more, until 26.2 miles have happily receded from view. At 32, MacDonald is one of a small but ardent bunch of athletes who live not so much in the fast lane as in reverse gear. They run marathons and shorter races backward, leaving many of their forward-running brethren in their dust.
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January 14, 2010 | By Steven Zeitchik >>>
For a guy who's just seen the end of the world, Denzel Washington is surprisingly upbeat. The actor projects a studied, scowling quiet for much of his new post-Armageddon thriller "The Book of Eli," which makes it a little jarring to meet the actor and find him in an altogether different mode: gregarious, charismatic, Denzel-ish . As he talks about his new role while sipping camomile tea in the lobby bar of a Beverly Hills hotel, he stages a...
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