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March 6, 1995 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They had a deal, Mark Plaatjes said, and Rolando Vera didn't keep up his end of it. Instead, he let others do the work while taking home the $15,000 winner's check in Sunday's 10th running of the Los Angeles Marathon. Vera's 2 hours 11 minutes 39 seconds was the third-fastest winning time in race history--seventh-fastest overall--but it was somewhat disappointing because it fell short of a target finish of 2:10 or better with a strong field.
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March 6, 1995 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They had a deal, Mark Plaatjes said, and Rolando Vera didn't keep up his end of it. Instead, he let others do the work while taking home the $15,000 winner's check in Sunday's 10th running of the Los Angeles Marathon. Vera's 2 hours 11 minutes 39 seconds was the third-fastest winning time in race history--seventh-fastest overall--but it was somewhat disappointing because it fell short of a target finish of 2:10 or better with a strong field.
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February 25, 1996
Los Angeles Marathon * WHEN: March 3 * TIME: 8:45 a.m. * START: Figueroa Street at 8th Street. * FINISH: Flower Street at 5th Street. * TV: Channel 13, WWOR. * RADIO: KACD-FM (103.1). * MEN'S DEFENDING CHAMPION: Rolando Vera, 2:11:39. * WOMEN'S DEFENDING CHAMPION: Nadia Prasad, 2:29:48. * COURSE RECORDS: Men--2:10:19, 1988; Women--2:26:23, 1992.
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June 19, 1989
Alejandro Cruz of Mexico surged ahead of Steve Spence in the final 150 yards to win the 12th annual 15-kilometer Cascade Run Off at Portland, Ore. Lisa Weidenbach of Issaquah, Wash., knocked 30 seconds of the U.S. record set by Grete Waitz in winning the women's division. It was a three-man contest at the 10-kilometer mark between Cruz, Spence and Rolando Vera of Ecuador, but Vera fell back in the final yards to finish third. Cruz clocked 42:38, 11 seconds ahead of Spence.
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March 7, 1995 | JIM HODGES
Citing civic and political pressure, Bill Burke, president of the Los Angeles Marathon, said Monday that he would begin a study that could result in changing the race's 26.2-mile course and the date of the event. Complaints from Koreatown residents and from a minister in the Crenshaw District that the race disrupts traffic in their areas were noted, said Burke, who added, "I want to see if we have real problems here or if these are just some squeaky wheels."
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March 5, 2007
Los Angeles Marathon men's winners: 2007: Fred Mogaka, Kenya...2:17:14 2006: Benson Cherono, Kenya...2:08:40 2005: Mark Saina, Kenya...2:09:35 2004: David Kirui, Kenya...2:13:41 2003: Mark Yatich, Kenya...2:09:52 2002: Steven Ndungu, Kenya...2:10:27 2001: Steven Ndungu, Kenya...2:13:13 2000: Benson Mutiisya Mbithi, Kenya...2:11:55 1999: Simon Bor, Kenya...2:09:25 1998: Zebedayo Bayo, Tanzania...2:11:21 1997: El Maati Chaham, Morocco...2:14:16 1996: Jose Luis Molina, Costa Rica...
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March 6, 2000
Men *--* 1986 Rick Sayre 2:12:59 1987 Art Boileau 2:13:08 1988 Martin Mondragon 2:10:19 1989 Art Boileau 2:13:01 1990 Pedro Ortiz 2:11:54 1991 Mark Plaatjes 2:10:29 1992 John Treacy 2:12:29 1993 Joselido Rocha 2:14:28 1994 Paul Pilkington 2:12:13 1995 Rolando Vera 2:11:39 1996 Jose Luis Molina 2:13:23 1997 El-Maati Chaham 2:14:16 1998 Zebedayo Bayo 2:11:21 1999 Simon Bor 2:09:25 2000 Benson Mbithi 2:11:55 *--* Women *--* 1986 Nancy Ditz 2:36:27 1987 Nancy Ditz 2:35:24 1988 Blanca Jaime 2:36:11
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March 5, 2001
MEN *--* 1986 Ric Sayre 2:12:59 1987 Art Boileau 2:13:08 1988 Martin Mondragon 2:10:19 1989 Art Boileau 2:13:01 1990 Pedro Ortiz 2:11:54 1991 Mark Plaatjes 2:10:29 1992 John Treacy 2:12:29 1993 Joselido Rocha 2:14:28 1994 Paul Pilkington 2:12:13 1995 Rolando Vera 2:11:39 1996 Jose Luis Molina 2:13:23 1997 El-Maati Chaham 2:14:16 1998 Zebedayo Bayo 2:11:21 1999 Simon Bor 2:09:25 2000 Benson Mbithi 2:11:55 2001 Stephen Ndungu 2:13:13 *--* WOMEN *--* 1986 Nancy Ditz 2:36:27 1987 Nancy Ditz 2:35:24
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March 2, 1997 | JIM HODGES
* WHEN: Today, 8:45 a.m. * TV: Channel 13 (8 a.m.) * RADIO: KACD/KBCD-FM 103.1 (6 a.m.) * WHERE: Starts at 6th and Figueroa streets; finishes at 8th and Figueroa. * COURSE: 26 miles 385 yards winding through the streets of Los Angeles. * PRIZE MONEY: $15,000 and a car to winners of men's and women's divisions.
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November 15, 1994 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At first glance, it was enough to make Bill Burke blanch. Disney was getting into the marathon business in Orange County, and that probably meant big money--the kind Burke, president of the Los Angeles Marathon, could not match. That could send elite runners, those who put marathons on the running map, to Orange County. So they talked and reached an accord of sorts. On Wednesday, the first Disneyland Marathon and 5K run will be announced.
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August 8, 1995 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Coliseum, already missing a tenant with the loss of the Raiders to Oakland, will lose another for 1996 if a proposal by the Los Angeles Marathon is passed by the City Council. Bill Burke, president of L.A. Marathon Inc., said Monday he would ask the council today to move the start of the race on March 3 from its Coliseum home to the Seventh Street Market, at Seventh and Figueroa streets in downtown Los Angeles.
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