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November 25, 1987 | Scott Ostler
A corner of the sports world best avoided is the one set aside for the setters of nutty records and the performers of cornball feats. The problem is that most people who take up underwater marathon badminton or fungo-bat juggling, do so for the purpose of blatant self-promotion. Once in a while, though, you run into the genuine article, the sports wacko driven by some inner motive, inspired by a Muse to do something that seems silly to others, but isn't.
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November 25, 1987 | Scott Ostler
A corner of the sports world best avoided is the one set aside for the setters of nutty records and the performers of cornball feats. The problem is that most people who take up underwater marathon badminton or fungo-bat juggling, do so for the purpose of blatant self-promotion. Once in a while, though, you run into the genuine article, the sports wacko driven by some inner motive, inspired by a Muse to do something that seems silly to others, but isn't.
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November 14, 1987 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
"China Run" (at the Westside Pavilion) is not what you might expect of a documentary about an American making a 53-day, 2,125-mile run across China. It's neither dry travelogue nor brotherhood-of-man propaganda, thanks to the engaging personality of long-distance runner Stan Cottrell and the relaxed, open way in which he allows film maker Mickey Grant to present him.
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December 1, 1987 | JOHN VOLAND
Veteran American marathoner Stan Cottrell was running from one end of the world's most populous nation to the other, but Mickey Grant--the fellow who was directing "China Run," the documentary being made of Cottrell's trek--wanted him to just act naturally and be himself. "He (Grant) kept telling me to imagine my kids watching the film, and thinking about how real the 'me' up there on the screen would seem to them after it was over," recalled Cottrell, 44, in his gutbucket Kentucky drawl.
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