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*--* 2003 Div Time Name, Country Open M 2:9:52 Mark Yatich, Kenya W 2:29:40 Tatyana Pozdnyakova, Ukraine Masters 2:34:33 Eumergindo Boche-Saban, U.S M W 2:29:40 Tatyana Pozdnyakova, Ukraine Wheelchair M 1:27:07 Saul Mendoza, Mexico W 1:50:06 Cheri Blauwet, U.S 2002 Open M 2:10:27 Steven Ndungu, Kenya W 2:28:49 Lyubov Denisova, Russia Masters M 2:41:07 Jose Diaz, U.S W 2:30:26 Tatyana Pozdnyakova, Ukraine Wheelchair M 1:28:44 Ernest Van Dyk, S.
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March 3, 2003
*--* 2003 Div Time Name, Country Open M 2:9:52 Mark Yatich, Kenya W 2:29:40 Tatyana Pozdnyakova, Ukraine Masters 2:34:33 Eumergindo Boche-Saban, U.S M W 2:29:40 Tatyana Pozdnyakova, Ukraine Wheelchair M 1:27:07 Saul Mendoza, Mexico W 1:50:06 Cheri Blauwet, U.S 2002 Open M 2:10:27 Steven Ndungu, Kenya W 2:28:49 Lyubov Denisova, Russia Masters M 2:41:07 Jose Diaz, U.S W 2:30:26 Tatyana Pozdnyakova, Ukraine Wheelchair M 1:28:44 Ernest Van Dyk, S.
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March 5, 2000 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He was tired halfway through the race, but he heard the exhortations--"arriba, arriba mas fuerte"--and went faster and stronger and then there was a mile left, uphill and down, a flat spot and a left turn and then a right. Saul Mendoza had won the Los Angeles Marathon in 1997 and '98, but in '97, Heinz Frei's wheelchair suffered a flat tire in the sixth mile, and in '98 he was too ill to come to Southern California.
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March 5, 2001 | JOE MATHEWS ERIN TEXEIRA and ANA BEATRIZ CHOLO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
More than 21,000 competitors participated in the 16th Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, a world-class distance race trailed by a 26-mile parade of sweating, cramping humanity, most as interested in a good time as how fast they moved. On a day of strong winds and the threat of a rainstorm, Saul Mendoza, a 34-year-old Mexican, won a record fifth consecutive title in the men's wheelchair competition. "I'm a little bit tired, and very happy," Mendoza said, minutes after crossing the finish line.
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March 5, 2001 | LARRY STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saul Mendoza, a native of Mexico City who now lives in Warm Springs, Ga., has become a big wheel in Los Angeles. He is cinco for cinco, having won the wheelchair division of the Los Angeles Marathon for a fifth consecutive time Sunday. His winning time was 1 hour 32 minutes 50 seconds.
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March 5, 2001 | JOE MATHEWS ERIN TEXEIRA and ANA BEATRIZ CHOLO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
More than 21,000 competitors participated in the 16th Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, a world-class distance race trailed by a 26-mile parade of sweating, cramping humanity, most as interested in a good time as how fast they moved. On a day of strong winds and the threat of a rainstorm, Saul Mendoza, a 34-year-old Mexican, won a record fifth consecutive title in the men's wheelchair competition. "I'm a little bit tired, and very happy," Mendoza said, minutes after crossing the finish line.
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March 3, 2008 | Helene Elliott
Wheelchair racers Saul Mendoza of Mexico and Cheri Blauwet of the U.S. have recently enjoyed life-changing experiences. For Mendoza, it was the birth last week of his first child. For Blauwet, it was finishing medical school at Stanford. But for both, success has remained a constant. Mendoza on Sunday won the L.A. Marathon men's wheelchair race for the seventh time, dodging stragglers from the bicycle tour to finish in 1 hour 31 minutes 12 seconds. Mendoza, 41, sprinted at the end to arrive more than a minute ahead of runner-up Krige Schabort of South Africa.
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March 1, 2002 | John Ortega
With a flatter and presumably faster course for the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, Kenyan Benson Mbithi is intent on bettering the time of 2 hours 9 minutes 25 seconds set by countryman Simon Bor in the 1999 race. Bor's time is the only sub-2:10 clocking in the L.A. Marathon since the race began in 1986, but Mbithi said Thursday at a news conference that it could be bested this year. "We all want to break it," said Mbithi, who finished third last year after winning the 2000 race in 2:11:55.
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March 7, 2005 | Gary Klein and Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writers
Kurt Fearnley of Australia won the men's wheelchair race of the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, outdueling six-time winner Saul Mendoza of Mexico. Fearnley, 23, won by sprinting past the 37-year-old Mendoza in the final 300 yards. He finished in 1 hour 30 minutes 11 seconds. Mendoza, who lives in Wimberly, Texas, was named athlete of the century in Mexico in 2000. So Fearnley said he did not breathe a sigh of relief until he crossed the finish line.
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March 3, 2003
MEN AND WOMEN *--* 1 Saul Mendoza, Wimberley, TX 1:27:07 2 Ernst Van Dyk, South Africa 1:29:29 3 Joel Jeannot, France 1:31:23 4 Kelly Smith, Canada 1:31:23 5 Krige Schabort, Cedartown, GA 1:36:16 6 Denis Lemeunier, France 1:36:26 7 Charles Tolle, France 1:37:05 8 Paul Nunnari, Australia 1:40:54 9 Tyler Byers, Tucson, AZ 1:43:35 10 Anthony Russo, Tucson, AZ 1:44:25 11 Gottfried Ferchl, Austria 1:45:53 12 Cheri Blauwet, San Lorenzo 1:50:06 13 Martin Vogel, Tujunga 1:51:10 14 Matthew Gee, Tucson,
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March 5, 2001 | LARRY STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saul Mendoza, a native of Mexico City who now lives in Warm Springs, Ga., has become a big wheel in Los Angeles. He is cinco for cinco, having won the wheelchair division of the Los Angeles Marathon for a fifth consecutive time Sunday. His winning time was 1 hour 32 minutes 50 seconds.
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March 5, 2000 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He was tired halfway through the race, but he heard the exhortations--"arriba, arriba mas fuerte"--and went faster and stronger and then there was a mile left, uphill and down, a flat spot and a left turn and then a right. Saul Mendoza had won the Los Angeles Marathon in 1997 and '98, but in '97, Heinz Frei's wheelchair suffered a flat tire in the sixth mile, and in '98 he was too ill to come to Southern California.
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March 4, 2001 | PAUL GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Count Saul Mendoza among the few who are actually looking forward to another waterlogged Los Angeles Marathon when more than 23,000 competitors take to the streets today for the 16th running of the event. The four-time men's wheelchair division champion said rain-slicked streets help his finishing time. "That's actually one of my favorite times," Mendoza said. "It's hard for us, but I always enjoy racing in the rain and I'm ready for that.
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March 15, 1999 | JERRY CROWE and JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Lornah Kiplagat of Kenya, the two-time defending women's champion, was unable to make history as the first three-time L.A. Marathon winner, dropping out in the 10th mile Sunday after showing signs of distress that included vomiting blood. She was suffering from bronchitis, which also affected her when she finished 10th in the Chicago Marathon in 1997. "At the start of the race, I was really feeling absolutely OK. . . but after four miles it was very hard for me to breathe," she said.
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