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April 16, 1995 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She was with Adidas, as most German runners are at one time or another, and then Reebok offered $250,000 and Nike upped the ante to $300,000, which is a lot of deutsche marks at any currency exchange rate. It was a lot more than Uta Pippig had earned in the East German army, even with the rank of athlete first class, and so she signed the four-year contract and took "Just do it" lessons. Is this a great country or what?
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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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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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April 16, 1996 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cosmas Ndeti played tour guide for 20 miles Monday, then Moses Tanui decided he didn't need help in finding downtown and left the leader of the Kenyan running delegation behind. Uta Pippig was sick for almost 25 miles Monday, then was nursed back to temporary health by some loud Bostonians. Tanui and Pippig earned $100,000 each for winning the centennial Boston Marathon. Tanui led the men in 2 hours 9 minutes 16 seconds, perhaps surprising to those who expected a Ndeti-led parade.
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February 11, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Uta Pippig of Germany set a world indoor record for the women's 5,000 meters Sunday at Stuttgart, Germany, with a time of 15 minutes 13.71 seconds. Sonia O'Sullivan of Ireland and Villanova University had set the previous record of 15:17.28 on Jan. 25 at Boston University. There were several other good performances at the Stuttgart meet, with three Americans setting 1991 bests. Leroy Burrell won the 60-meter dash in 6.57 seconds, Danny Everett clocked 45.
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April 15, 1996 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She's the best female marathon runner in the world. He's a one-trick pony, or maybe a horse for a course, but it's a great trick and the right course. Uta Pippig and Cosmas Ndeti have led more races in Massachusetts than Ted Kennedy. If form holds, they will be side by side after the Boston Marathon today, both in laurel wreaths that have become like a favorite old hat, and both much richer.
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November 15, 1993 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Running from his past and into history, Andres Espinosa of Mexico dared not look back. As he ran alone into the leafy shade of Central Park, Espinosa knew that he was leading the New York City Marathon, but he did not allow himself to glance behind. Espinosa on Sunday outraced his agonizing history in this race--finishing second the last two years--and won, leading a group of Mexican runners to a remarkable finish.
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April 15, 1991 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On Jan. 5, 1990, Uta Pippig and her coach Dieter Hogan drove through the pre-dawn streets of East Berlin, quietly crossed the border to the West to begin their new life. It was raining. It seems like a lifetime ago, and in many ways it was. On that chilly morning an old life, a life of closed doors and tight lips, ended for Pippig and something new was to begin. What it would be, she didn't know, but that it would be better--of this Pippig was certain.
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April 19, 1994 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year ago, Cosmas Ndeti was a novice marathon runner and an aspiring entrepreneur. Now he's a two-time winner of the Boston Marathon and a landlord. Ndeti can buy more apartments in Kenya because he took the lead in the 22nd mile Monday, stretched it to 50 yards, then held on to win the 98th running of the event in 2 hours 7 minutes 15 seconds, the fastest marathon in six years, and fifth fastest ever.
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April 16, 1996 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cosmas Ndeti played tour guide for 20 miles Monday, then Moses Tanui decided he didn't need help in finding downtown and left the leader of the Kenyan running delegation behind. Uta Pippig was sick for almost 25 miles Monday, then was nursed back to temporary health by some loud Bostonians. Tanui and Pippig earned $100,000 each for winning the centennial Boston Marathon. Tanui led the men in 2 hours 9 minutes 16 seconds, perhaps surprising to those who expected a Ndeti-led parade.
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April 15, 1996 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She's the best female marathon runner in the world. He's a one-trick pony, or maybe a horse for a course, but it's a great trick and the right course. Uta Pippig and Cosmas Ndeti have led more races in Massachusetts than Ted Kennedy. If form holds, they will be side by side after the Boston Marathon today, both in laurel wreaths that have become like a favorite old hat, and both much richer.
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April 18, 1995 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a city of tradition. Every year, a short, chubby guy dresses like Paul Revere and talks about the night he rode out from the North End to warn the countryside about the Redcoats. Every year, the Red Sox tease their fans, then break their hearts. Every year, Cosmas Ndeti is told he can't win the Boston Marathon, and he does.
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April 16, 1995 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She was with Adidas, as most German runners are at one time or another, and then Reebok offered $250,000 and Nike upped the ante to $300,000, which is a lot of deutsche marks at any currency exchange rate. It was a lot more than Uta Pippig had earned in the East German army, even with the rank of athlete first class, and so she signed the four-year contract and took "Just do it" lessons. Is this a great country or what?
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April 19, 1994 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year ago, Cosmas Ndeti was a novice marathon runner and an aspiring entrepreneur. Now he's a two-time winner of the Boston Marathon and a landlord. Ndeti can buy more apartments in Kenya because he took the lead in the 22nd mile Monday, stretched it to 50 yards, then held on to win the 98th running of the event in 2 hours 7 minutes 15 seconds, the fastest marathon in six years, and fifth fastest ever.
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November 15, 1993 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Running from his past and into history, Andres Espinosa of Mexico dared not look back. As he ran alone into the leafy shade of Central Park, Espinosa knew that he was leading the New York City Marathon, but he did not allow himself to glance behind. Espinosa on Sunday outraced his agonizing history in this race--finishing second the last two years--and won, leading a group of Mexican runners to a remarkable finish.
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April 15, 1991 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On Jan. 5, 1990, Uta Pippig and her coach Dieter Hogan drove through the pre-dawn streets of East Berlin, quietly crossed the border to the West to begin their new life. It was raining. It seems like a lifetime ago, and in many ways it was. On that chilly morning an old life, a life of closed doors and tight lips, ended for Pippig and something new was to begin. What it would be, she didn't know, but that it would be better--of this Pippig was certain.
SPORTS
April 18, 1995 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a city of tradition. Every year, a short, chubby guy dresses like Paul Revere and talks about the night he rode out from the North End to warn the countryside about the Redcoats. Every year, the Red Sox tease their fans, then break their hearts. Every year, Cosmas Ndeti is told he can't win the Boston Marathon, and he does.
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February 23, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Noureddine Morceli of Algeria broke the world indoor record for 1,000 meters with a time of 2:15.26 at an international meet in Birmingham, England. He broke the record of 2:16.4, set four years ago by Rob Druppers of the Netherlands. Liz McColgan of Scotland also set a world indoor record with a time of 15:03.17 in the 5,000, breaking the mark of 15:13.71, set by Germany's Uta Pippig in Stuttgart on Feb. 10, 1991.
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February 11, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Uta Pippig of Germany set a world indoor record for the women's 5,000 meters Sunday at Stuttgart, Germany, with a time of 15 minutes 13.71 seconds. Sonia O'Sullivan of Ireland and Villanova University had set the previous record of 15:17.28 on Jan. 25 at Boston University. There were several other good performances at the Stuttgart meet, with three Americans setting 1991 bests. Leroy Burrell won the 60-meter dash in 6.57 seconds, Danny Everett clocked 45.
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