June 28, 1993 |
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 |
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.
June 27, 1994 |
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.
June 26, 2001 |
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.
July 23, 1997 |
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.