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July 27, 1992
Injury-plagued Rosa Mota, the 1988 Olympic women's marathon champion, said she would not compete in Barcelona. In a statement sent to national news agency Lusa, the Portuguese runner said she is not fit enough to train. Mota, who won the 1991 London Marathon, retired from this year's race because of stomach pains. She also pulled out of the World Championships in Tokyo last September.
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April 19, 2005
Winners of three or more Boston Marathons in the women's division: *--* 4 Catherine Ndereba, Kenya 2000-01, 2004-05 3 Fatuma Roba, Ethiopia 1997-99 3 Uta Pippig, Germany 1994-96 3 Rosa Mota, Portugal 1987-88, 1990 *--*
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January 15, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
American cyclist Greg LeMond, Portuguese marathoner Rosa Mota and Jamaican sprinter Merlene Ottey are finalists for the 1991 Jesse Owens International Trophy. The winner will be announced Feb. 5.
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July 27, 1992
Injury-plagued Rosa Mota, the 1988 Olympic women's marathon champion, said she would not compete in Barcelona. In a statement sent to national news agency Lusa, the Portuguese runner said she is not fit enough to train. Mota, who won the 1991 London Marathon, retired from this year's race because of stomach pains. She also pulled out of the World Championships in Tokyo last September.
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April 19, 2005
Winners of three or more Boston Marathons in the women's division: *--* 4 Catherine Ndereba, Kenya 2000-01, 2004-05 3 Fatuma Roba, Ethiopia 1997-99 3 Uta Pippig, Germany 1994-96 3 Rosa Mota, Portugal 1987-88, 1990 *--*
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February 5, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Cyclist Greg LeMond, three-time champion of the Tour de France, was selected as winner of the 1991 Jesse Owens International Trophy Award, presented to the athlete who best personifies and promotes cooperation and understanding among people. Other finalists were marathoner Rosa Mota and sprinter Merlene Ottey.
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February 21, 1989 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
Rosa Mota of Portugal, the 1988 Olympic gold medalist in the marathon, has entered the Los Angeles Marathon, giving the March 5 race a much-needed elite athlete to bring the caliber of the field up to the level of the race's marketing. Mota, 30, will be running in her first race here since she finished third in the 1984 Olympic marathon, a race which propelled her into international running's upper echelons.
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September 23, 1988 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
The woman who was advised none too politely by her countrymen to forget running and start raising a family today is receiving love sonnets from the Portugese. Rosa Mota, who became the first woman from Portugal to win a medal when she finished third in the first Olympic women's marathon 4 years ago in Los Angeles, won the 26.2-mile race Friday in 2 hours 25 minutes 40 seconds, a respectable time considering the heat, humidity and Seoul's smog-filled air.
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March 5, 1989 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
If it weren't that almost everyone in Portugal had told her not to, Rosa Mota might never have run a marathon. But because they said she should avoid them, she did not. You see, in Portugal, marathons mean death. People reason that if Francisco Lazaro, who was 21 when he ran the Olympic marathon at Stockholm, then collapsed and died after the race, it was too dangerous to even contemplate. That was in 1912, but the memory lingers. Lazaro is a part of Portuguese folk history.
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April 17, 1990 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is by now a familiar sight: the start of a marathon, one of sport's most grueling trials, and runners from Africa shoot off the line, sprinting, with 26 miles to the finish. It is a style uniquely African, and one that has proved ultimately successful. The world record-holder, Belayneh Dinsamo of Ethiopia, grinds down his opposition in this manner. Thus, when eight African runners started Monday's 94th Boston Marathon at a shocking pace, there was little surprise.
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February 5, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Cyclist Greg LeMond, three-time champion of the Tour de France, was selected as winner of the 1991 Jesse Owens International Trophy Award, presented to the athlete who best personifies and promotes cooperation and understanding among people. Other finalists were marathoner Rosa Mota and sprinter Merlene Ottey.
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January 15, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
American cyclist Greg LeMond, Portuguese marathoner Rosa Mota and Jamaican sprinter Merlene Ottey are finalists for the 1991 Jesse Owens International Trophy. The winner will be announced Feb. 5.
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April 17, 1990 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is by now a familiar sight: the start of a marathon, one of sport's most grueling trials, and runners from Africa shoot off the line, sprinting, with 26 miles to the finish. It is a style uniquely African, and one that has proved ultimately successful. The world record-holder, Belayneh Dinsamo of Ethiopia, grinds down his opposition in this manner. Thus, when eight African runners started Monday's 94th Boston Marathon at a shocking pace, there was little surprise.
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April 16, 1990 | From Associated Press
Gelindo Bordin today became the first Olympic men's champion to win the Boston Marathon, as Juma Ikangaa was runner-up for the third straight year. Rosa Mota of Portugal easily won the women's race for the third time in four years. Mota, the first woman to win the Boston Marathon three times, finished in 2:25:24, far ahead of runner-up Uta Pippig of West Germany. Mota won here in 1987 and 1988 and captured the Olympic marathon in 1988.
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March 5, 1989 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
If it weren't that almost everyone in Portugal had told her not to, Rosa Mota might never have run a marathon. But because they said she should avoid them, she did not. You see, in Portugal, marathons mean death. People reason that if Francisco Lazaro, who was 21 when he ran the Olympic marathon at Stockholm, then collapsed and died after the race, it was too dangerous to even contemplate. That was in 1912, but the memory lingers. Lazaro is a part of Portuguese folk history.
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February 21, 1989 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
Rosa Mota of Portugal, the 1988 Olympic gold medalist in the marathon, has entered the Los Angeles Marathon, giving the March 5 race a much-needed elite athlete to bring the caliber of the field up to the level of the race's marketing. Mota, 30, will be running in her first race here since she finished third in the 1984 Olympic marathon, a race which propelled her into international running's upper echelons.
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April 16, 1990 | From Associated Press
Gelindo Bordin today became the first Olympic men's champion to win the Boston Marathon, as Juma Ikangaa was runner-up for the third straight year. Rosa Mota of Portugal easily won the women's race for the third time in four years. Mota, the first woman to win the Boston Marathon three times, finished in 2:25:24, far ahead of runner-up Uta Pippig of West Germany. Mota won here in 1987 and 1988 and captured the Olympic marathon in 1988.
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September 23, 1988 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
The woman who was advised none too politely by her countrymen to forget running and start raising a family today is receiving love sonnets from the Portugese. Rosa Mota, who became the first woman from Portugal to win a medal when she finished third in the first Olympic women's marathon 4 years ago in Los Angeles, won the 26.2-mile race Friday in 2 hours 25 minutes 40 seconds, a respectable time considering the heat, humidity and Seoul's smog-filled air.
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