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July 1, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Defending champions Tom Johnson and Ann Trason retained their titles in the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run that ended at Auburn, Calif. Johnson, 32, of Sacramento, was timed in 15 hours 54 minutes 5 seconds. Trason, 30, of Oakland, won her third consecutive women's title in 18:29:37.
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June 28, 1993 | BRIAN JARAMILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday, ultrarunner Tom Johnson and his father emerged from a hauntingly quiet moonlit forest to a place where nature meets civilization, a place where the Western States dirt trail merges with asphalt. Johnson walked deliberately, taking long strides uphill, clutching a flashlight in his left hand, a water bottle in his right.
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June 28, 1993 | BRIAN JARAMILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday, ultrarunner Tom Johnson and his father emerged from a hauntingly quiet moonlit forest to a place where nature meets civilization, a place where the Western States dirt trail merges with asphalt. Johnson walked deliberately, taking long strides uphill, clutching a flashlight in his left hand, a water bottle in his right.
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July 1, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Defending champions Tom Johnson and Ann Trason retained their titles in the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run that ended at Auburn, Calif. Johnson, 32, of Sacramento, was timed in 15 hours 54 minutes 5 seconds. Trason, 30, of Oakland, won her third consecutive women's title in 18:29:37.
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June 28, 1993 | From Associated Press
Earl Towner, Laguna Beach High cross-country and track coach, was the first finisher from Orange County in the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run. Towner, 43, was ninth among the men in 20 hours 50 minutes 45 seconds. Fred Shufflebarger, 45, of Laguna Beach finished 17th among the men in 21:59:53.
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October 13, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
This Gold Rush town straddling Interstate 80 between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe wants visitors to start thinking of it as the place where individuals persevere over great distances despite blistered feet and blistering hot days, twisted ankles, rattlesnakes and the occasional mountain lion. Auburn is home to the Tevis Cup 100-mile endurance ride, Western States 100-mile endurance run, World's Toughest Half Triathlon and World's Toughest Mountain Bike Ride.
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June 27, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Roger Penske has done just about everything right this year, including hiring Al Unser Jr. to drive one of his Ilmor-powered Indy cars. Unser, who has been just about unbeatable this season, drove to another victory Sunday at Portland International Raceway, leading a 1-2-3 Penske finish in the Budweiser-G.I. Joe's 200. Unser fought off teammate Emerson Fittipaldi over the second half of the 102-lap event on the 1.
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June 26, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sergio Garcia takes criticism of his game personally, seeing it as a knock against his swing coach and father, Victor Garcia. Talk that his father had to go has been powerful motivation during a five-week span in which Garcia has won his first two PGA Tour events. The second victory came Monday in the rain-delayed Buick Classic at Harrison, N.Y., which he won by three shots over Scott Hoch. He also won at Colonial in May.
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July 23, 1997 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One is a 37-year-old Newport Beach commodities broker who wants to travel across the Pacific Ocean . . . on a bicycle. The other is a 23-year-old snow boarder-turned-sales manager for a mountain bike company. Although Perry Stone and Jeff Estes are competing as a team, they have different agendas. Thursday, they will leave Irvine on the first leg of the 16th Race Across America transcontinental bicycle competition. They will be the only ones in the race to compete on mountain bikes.
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December 25, 1995 | ROB FERNAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the last three years, Robin Hale's life has teetered between tragedy and triumph. She has survived two bouts with cancer, most recently in June when she underwent a partial mastectomy. Yet, despite the ordeal, she cherished last summer because she was able to continue running, her passion. In Hale's case, we're not talking about an occasional jog around the park. Unless it happens to be Yellowstone National Park.
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September 10, 1987 | KATHY STEVENSON, Stevenson is a Redondo Beach writer and a runner who has won several competitions in her age bracket. and
And I knew what the loneliness of the long-distance runner running across country felt like. . . . --"The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner" by Alan Sillitoe Can a runner be lonely in Southern California, where the marathoners number in the thousands? Many Southland runners say yes; achieving the feeling of aloneness in the busy urban environment is one of their motivations. But quite often long-distance runners practice togetherness.
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