July 12, 2005 |
THE finish line is close. It's 30 miles away, but 30 miles isn't far when you've already run 70. Jorge Pacheco's arms pump in rhythm with his legs. His feet don't disturb the ground. They barely leave footprints in the snow; they hardly disturb dust on the trail or rearrange the fallen leaves. It is a gift, Pacheco says, this ability to run forever.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.