March 5, 1990
Wanda Panfil of Poland won the Nagoya, Japan, International Women's Marathon in 2 hours 31 minutes 4 seconds.
April 22, 1991 |
Rosa Mota of Portugal won the London Marathon in 2 hours 26 minutes 14 seconds, with Francie Larrieu Smith finishing second, 1:21 behind the winner. Mota's time was the second fastest this year. Only Poland's Wanda Panfil, who ran 2:24:15 at last week's Boston Marathon, has run faster. Yakov Tolstikov of the Soviet Union won the men's division in 2:09:17. Olympic gold medalist and European champion Gelindo Bordin dropped out four miles from the finish because of leg pain.
April 23, 1990 |
The death of a 39-year-old runner in the London Marathon may lead to a coroner's inquest, even if an autopsy confirms he died of natural causes. Robert Ward died of an apparent heart attack Sunday while running to raise money for a hospital cancer unit. The death was the first in the 10-year history of the London Marathon, dampening enthusiasm over the fact that a world record 24,871 finished. Scotsman Allister Hutton won in a comparatively fast 2 hours 10 minutes, 10 seconds.
April 16, 1991
Scott Catlin, a defensive back who joined San Diego State in time for spring practice, has left the team for personal reasons. Catlin, 5-foot-10, 175-pounds, signed with SDSU in December after completing his eligibility at Southwestern Community College. RUNNING Julie Moss of Cardiff by the Sea finished 20th among the women in the 95th Boston Marathon. Moss finished the 26.2-mile race in 2 hours, 47 minutes and 19 seconds, nearly 23 minutes behind winner Wanda Panfil of Poland.