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August 18, 2001
Richard Chelimo, 34, a former world record holder at 10,000 meters and an Olympic silver medalist in the event, died of a brain tumor Wednesday at a hospital in Kenya. Chelimo broke the 10,000-meter world record in Stockholm in 1992. Within a week, his record was broken by fellow Kenyan Yobes Ondieki, the first man to run the 10,000 meters in under 27 minutes. "Chelimo was a hard-working athlete," said a former coach, Brother Colm O'Connel.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 2001
Richard Chelimo, 34, a former world record holder at 10,000 meters and an Olympic silver medalist in the event, died of a brain tumor Wednesday at a hospital in Kenya. Chelimo broke the 10,000-meter world record in Stockholm in 1992. Within a week, his record was broken by fellow Kenyan Yobes Ondieki, the first man to run the 10,000 meters in under 27 minutes. "Chelimo was a hard-working athlete," said a former coach, Brother Colm O'Connel.
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SPORTS
July 6, 1993 | From Associated Press
Richard Chelimo of Kenya broke the world record in the 10,000 meters Monday night, winning in 27 minutes 7.91 seconds at the DN Galan Grand Prix track and field meet. Chelimo, cheered during the final laps by a near-capacity crowd of 17,421 at Olympic Stadium, ran the last five kilometers alone on his way to bettering the mark of 27:08.23 set by Arturo Barrios of Mexico in 1989. "The crowd helped me," Chelimo said. "And I got the pace that I wanted in the first part of the race."
SPORTS
July 6, 1993 | From Associated Press
Richard Chelimo of Kenya broke the world record in the 10,000 meters Monday night, winning in 27 minutes 7.91 seconds at the DN Galan Grand Prix track and field meet. Chelimo, cheered during the final laps by a near-capacity crowd of 17,421 at Olympic Stadium, ran the last five kilometers alone on his way to bettering the mark of 27:08.23 set by Arturo Barrios of Mexico in 1989. "The crowd helped me," Chelimo said. "And I got the pace that I wanted in the first part of the race."
SPORTS
July 18, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Merlene Ottey won the women's 100 meters in 10.87 seconds in the Golden Gala Grand Prix track and field meet at Rome, extending her string of consecutive victories in the event to 52. The Jamaican led all the way, with American Carlette Guidry finishing second in 11.07. Ottey, who was timed in 10.84 a week ago for a season best, is undefeated in the 100 since finishing third in the 1988 Olympic Games. Britain's Colin Jackson won the men's 110-meter hurdles in 13.
SPORTS
July 7, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Peter Elliott, after two previous second-place finishes, finally won the Dream Mile in the Bislett Games Grand Prix track and field meet Saturday night at Oslo. The Briton, former indoor mile record-holder, held off Wilfred Kirochi of Kenya, Jim Spivey of the United States and Simon Doyle of Australia down the stretch. Only .45 seconds separated the top four. Elliott, second here last year behind Joe Falcon of the United States, was clocked in 3 minutes 49.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
August 6, 1992 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forgive Khalid Skah of Morocco if he's feeling a little put upon. First, he wins the men's 10,000 meters Monday night. Then he is disqualified when his teammate, Hammou Boutayeb, is judged to have blocked the progress of Richard Chelimo of Kenya and other runners. That decision was reversed Tuesday morning, when replays made it clear, at least to the satisfaction of an appeals jury, that Boutayeb was acting on his own, without Skah's knowledge.
SPORTS
August 17, 1993 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Olympic triple jump champion Mike Conley of Fayetteville, Ark., called home three days ago, his 5-year-old son asked, "Daddy, did you win?" Conley was thinking about his next call home before his third attempt in the triple jump final Monday night in track and field's World Championships at Gottlieb Daimler Stadium. "I told him the other day that I hadn't competed yet, but I knew he was going to ask me the question again," Conley said.
NEWS
March 25, 1993 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, Rick VanderKnyff is a free-lance writer who regularly contributes to The Times Orange County Edition.
Organizers bill it as the "world's fastest 5K," and this may be one instance where the facts live up to the hype. Last year's running of the Carlsbad 5,000 is a case in point. A pair of Kenyan runners, William Mutwol and Richard Chelimo, took charge of the race early and battled it out for the victory, finishing less than four seconds apart. Mutwol won in a blistering 13 minutes, 11.7 seconds--a new world record in the 5,000 meters. How fast is that?
SPORTS
July 26, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jean-Pierre Bernes, Olympique Marseille general manager, resigned Sunday amid a scandal that he masterminded a scheme to bribe players of a rival soccer club to throw a French league match. Bernes, the team's No. 3 official, submitted his resignation but did not admit offering or paying any bribes. Three players on Valenciennes and one on Olympique Marseille said Bernes offered money to Valenciennes players to go easy on Olympique Marseille in a match May 20.
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