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June 15, 1986 | United Press International
Sydney Maree took advantage of a quick early pace Saturday to win the mile at the Jumbo Elliott Invitational track meet in 3:53.29. Maree took the lead on the third lap after pacesetters Owen Hamilton and David Swain dropped out following a 1:55.60 half-mile. Eamonn Coghlan, running his first mile of the season, finished fourth in 3:56.88. Brady Crain took the 200 meters in 20.79 seconds; Sam Graddy won the 100 meters in a meet-record 10.26, edging Crain, who was second in 10.
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July 18, 1991 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the past week, a flood of memories, mostly about aches and pains, have filled Sydney Maree's mind and soul. As a 5,000-meter runner who left his native South Africa and competed for the United States in two Olympic Games, Maree has reflected deeply on the recent announcement that welcomed South African athletes into the international sporting community for the first time in three decades. He has not forgotten the reason they were isolated--the racial segregation policy known as apartheid.
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July 18, 1991 | ELLIOTT ALMOND
In the 1979 mile that brought Sydney Maree international attention, he was the designated rabbit, the runner who was assigned to set a fast pace and then drop out. Maree, then 19, did not drop out as he led the milers through a sub-4-minute pace in the twilight race. Maree felt too good to stop running. He said the shadows reflected across the South Africa's Port Elizabeth stadium from inside to outside the track. As he accelerated, he heard the roar of the crowd rise up from the stadium.
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February 15, 1985 | JULIE CART
Former world outdoor record-holder Sydney Maree said he will attempt to set a personal-best time in the mile in the Michelob Invitational indoor track meet tonight at the Sports Arena. Maree's personal best indoors is 3:52.40 set last week at New Jersey. To ensure a fast pace, meet promoters said they have brought in two runners to serve as "rabbits" in the race. Also in the field are Ireland's Eamonn Coghlan, the world indoor record-holder in the mile (3:49.79), and Steve Scott, the U.S.
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July 18, 1991 | ELLIOTT ALMOND
In the 1979 mile that brought Sydney Maree international attention, he was the designated rabbit, the runner who was assigned to set a fast pace and then drop out. Maree, then 19, did not drop out as he led the milers through a sub-4-minute pace in the twilight race. Maree felt too good to stop running. He said the shadows reflected across the South Africa's Port Elizabeth stadium from inside to outside the track. As he accelerated, he heard the roar of the crowd rise up from the stadium.
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August 31, 1985 | United Press International
Mary Decker Slaney, ran the fastest women's 1,500 meters of the world this year Friday in the Ivo Van Damme Memorial Grand Prix track meet at Heysel Stadium before 45,000 fans. Carl Lewis, four-time gold medalist in the 1984 Olympics, won the long jump and 100 meters. It was Slaney's 13th straight victory this season. The 1,500 completed a middle-distance triple for Slaney over Romania's Maricica Puica and Britain's Zola Budd.
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June 16, 1989 | Associated Press
Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Butch Reynolds led a star-studded group of withdrawals Thursday from The Athletics Congress Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Greg Foster, Andre Phillips and Danny Harris also were among the late withdrawals. Before the meet, several world-class athletes, led by six-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis, said they would not appear. The winners of this meet qualify for the U.S. team for the World Cup meet at Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 8-10. Joyner-Kersee, the 1988 Olympic champion in the women's long jump and heptathlon, pulled out of the 400-meter intermediate hurdles because of fatigue.
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February 15, 1985 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
Last July, three weeks after he edged Chuck Aragon for the third spot on the U.S. Olympic team in the 1,500 meters, Sydney Maree felt a twinge of pain in his left hamstring. It was a small irritation that foreshadowed months of pain, both in the flesh and in the spirit, for Maree and Aragon. And it set two men from humble origins on a path that caused them to trip over each other's goals--and a ruling that makes late substitutions virtually impossible in the Games.
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July 10, 1991 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
American distance runner Sydney Maree, a former South African, greeted Tuesday's announcement by the International Olympic Committee ending South Africa's banishment from international sports with jubilation. "It's like a dream come true," he said from New York. Jennifer Davis, executive director of the New York-based American Committee on Africa, called the decision premature. "While you may now say there is no technical apartheid in sport, kids go to apartheid schools," she said.
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June 16, 1989 | Associated Press
Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Butch Reynolds led a star-studded group of withdrawals Thursday from The Athletics Congress Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Greg Foster, Andre Phillips and Danny Harris also were among the late withdrawals. Before the meet, several world-class athletes, led by six-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis, said they would not appear. The winners of this meet qualify for the U.S. team for the World Cup meet at Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 8-10. Joyner-Kersee, the 1988 Olympic champion in the women's long jump and heptathlon, pulled out of the 400-meter intermediate hurdles because of fatigue.
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July 4, 1988 | Randy Harvey
There may be better ways to make a living. But because so few of them were available to Sydney Maree when he was younger, he is glad to be here, in the unkempt holding area of East Berlin Schoenfeld Airport, waiting for a flight to another city and another track meet. It is not yet 9 a.m., but many of the other foreign travelers are at the bar, ordering something more potent than orange juice. Look at most of the destinations on the departure board, and you understand the need for a sedative.
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June 15, 1986 | United Press International
Sydney Maree took advantage of a quick early pace Saturday to win the mile at the Jumbo Elliott Invitational track meet in 3:53.29. Maree took the lead on the third lap after pacesetters Owen Hamilton and David Swain dropped out following a 1:55.60 half-mile. Eamonn Coghlan, running his first mile of the season, finished fourth in 3:56.88. Brady Crain took the 200 meters in 20.79 seconds; Sam Graddy won the 100 meters in a meet-record 10.26, edging Crain, who was second in 10.
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February 17, 1985 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
Last July, three weeks after he edged Chuck Aragon for the third spot on the U.S. Olympic team in the 1,500 meters, Sydney Maree felt a twinge of pain in his left hamstring. It was a small irritation, but one that foreshadowed months of pain, both in the flesh and in the spirit, for Maree and Aragon. Two men from humble origins each saw their 1984 Olympic dream fall by the wayside. With 35 meters to go in the 1,500-meter finals of the U.S.
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July 10, 1991 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
American distance runner Sydney Maree, a former South African, greeted Tuesday's announcement by the International Olympic Committee ending South Africa's banishment from international sports with jubilation. "It's like a dream come true," he said from New York. Jennifer Davis, executive director of the New York-based American Committee on Africa, called the decision premature. "While you may now say there is no technical apartheid in sport, kids go to apartheid schools," she said.
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August 31, 1985 | United Press International
Mary Decker Slaney, ran the fastest women's 1,500 meters of the world this year Friday in the Ivo Van Damme Memorial Grand Prix track meet at Heysel Stadium before 45,000 fans. Carl Lewis, four-time gold medalist in the 1984 Olympics, won the long jump and 100 meters. It was Slaney's 13th straight victory this season. The 1,500 completed a middle-distance triple for Slaney over Romania's Maricica Puica and Britain's Zola Budd.
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February 17, 1985 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
Last July, three weeks after he edged Chuck Aragon for the third spot on the U.S. Olympic team in the 1,500 meters, Sydney Maree felt a twinge of pain in his left hamstring. It was a small irritation, but one that foreshadowed months of pain, both in the flesh and in the spirit, for Maree and Aragon. Two men from humble origins each saw their 1984 Olympic dream fall by the wayside. With 35 meters to go in the 1,500-meter finals of the U.S.
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