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July 5, 2007 | By Craig Donnelly INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jockey Pablo Fragoso helped make yesterday's stake at Philadelphia Park one to remember when he misjudged the finish line on the turf route, costing his mount the victory. Fragoso was clear in the stretch aboard the 2-1 Meribel in the $100,000 Dr. James Penny Memorial Handicap and appeared a certain winner when he suddenly began to ease up on his filly just less than one-sixteenth of a mile before the finish. In the final yards, High Moment and J'ray surged past the front-runner.
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October 24, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Chicago Marathon winner Robert Cheruiyot is expected to fully recover after falling and hitting his head at the finish line, but doctors advised him to not run for 1 to 3 months. The 28-year-old Kenyan sustained a mild concussion, with some bleeding inside his skull, said Dr. Wesley Yapor, a Northwestern Memorial Hospital neurosurgeon. He added there was less blood on the surface of the brain in each of three successive CT scans. Cheruiyot also had a bruise to his scalp on the back of his head.
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August 14, 2015 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
ANOTHER MILESTONE in the $164 million SugarHouse casino expansion will be marked this morning with a "topping off" during which a large lighting fixture will be placed atop the seven-story parking garage that's currently under construction. But the event also signals that the 17-month-long project is headed into the home stretch. "Opening is scheduled for the very end of this year," SugarHouse general manager Wendy Hamilton told the Daily News earlier this week. "We will open 'silently' the last two weeks of December and then come out big in early January.
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November 24, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Kristina Hanrahan crossed the finish line, she turned to her boyfriend, Brad Verrico, who met her at the last mile and ran alongside to cheer her on. She gave him a kiss. "I wanted to say thank you for all his support," said Hanrahan, 43, of Kennett Square. She hadn't seen anything yet. Verrico, 46, also of Kennett Square, spun her around. There was her family and his, holding a sign: "Kristina, will you marry me?" Down on his knee he went, ring in hand. She broke into tears.
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September 9, 2013 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
When Tony Marchionne crosses the finish line of the annual City to Shore bike ride, he becomes emotional. The applause of the people with multiple sclerosis, many of them in wheelchairs, gets him every time. And he knows other riders who have the same reaction. "The clients come out to thank us," Marchionne, 49, says softly, sitting in his Collingswood living room with his wife, Lisa. "It brings it all home. " Since 1980, the 150-mile, round-trip ride between Cherry Hill and Ocean City has raised $50 million for MS research and patient assistance.
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April 27, 2008 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Columnist
For Baby Boomers familiar with ABC television's Wide World of Sports , the friendly-yet-serious voice of Jim McKay is forever ingrained. "The thrill of victory," he said, and the music turned dramatic and the footage showed a poor ski-jumper tumbling and somersaulting down a hill, "and the agony of defeat. " McKay's famous line has become so overused, but I couldn't get it out of my mind as Overbrook High senior Tajay Gibson resembled that unfortunate skier at the end of the Philadelphia Public League's 4x400 race during yesterday's 114th edition of the Penn Relays.
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June 3, 1992 | by Joe Berkery, Daily News Sports Writer
As Central's Korrey Henderson entered the final 100 meters of the 1,600- meter run, he trailed Overbrook's Anthony Carter by a couple of strides. About 50 feet from the finish, he switched into high gear and overtook Carter. He had just enough time before crossing the finish line to raise his arms in celebration. He then trotted to the infield, out of breath and smiling as his teammates cheered from the stands. "I was tired, but it felt real good," Henderson said shortly after the race.
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May 14, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Barbara Borden, chief steward for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, said 12 state-approved veterinarians examined American Pharoah following the colt's Kentucky Derby win, which is approximately one examination for every three times jockey Victor Espinoza whacked the misspelled champion as the two of them lugged down the Churchill Downs stretch toward the finish line. The vets didn't find a mark on Pharoah, although he was struck 32 times by Espinoza's whip during a ride that appeared to tread dangerously along the dividing line between encouragement and abuse.
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April 23, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
IF A PICTURE paints a thousand words, this was an American classic. A runner collapsed near the finish line of yesterday's Boston Marathon, not far from where the first bomb exploded last year. Wesley Lowery, a photographer for the Washington Post, tweeted pictures of what happened next. First one runner stopped to help. Then three more. Two lifted the exhausted runners by the legs, while the other two grabbed his arms. Together, the five crossed the finish line, prompting what Lowery called "the loudest cheer I've heard today.
SPORTS
May 5, 2013
What: The 34th annual Independence Blue Cross Broad Street 10-mile run. Where: Starts at North Broad Street and West Fisher Avenue and finishes a quarter-mile inside the gate at the Philadelphia Navy Yard at the end of South Broad Street. When: Starts at 8:30 a.m. Last year's winner, Henry Rutto of Kenya, crossed the finish line in 47 minutes, 5 seconds. But other runners will still be on the course for hours afterward. Weather forecast: AccuWeather. com predicts mostly sunny and pleasant, high of 71 degrees and low of 49. No chance of rain.
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November 24, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Kristina Hanrahan crossed the finish line, she turned to her boyfriend, Brad Verrico, who met her at the last mile and ran alongside to cheer her on. She gave him a kiss. "I wanted to say thank you for all his support," said Hanrahan, 43, of Kennett Square. She hadn't seen anything yet. Verrico, 46, also of Kennett Square, spun her around. There was her family and his, holding a sign: "Kristina, will you marry me?" Down on his knee he went, ring in hand. She broke into tears.
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November 2, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Since the music was loud and constant, the location Philadelphia, and the event the 2015 Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon, Tim Ritchie's question after crossing the finish line first Saturday morning made sense. "How come I never heard any Springsteen?" Ritchie asked after crossing the Museum of Art finish line with a Rocky-like jab. The 28-year-old Massachusetts resident never did find out. But winning the 13.1-mile race through Center City and along the autumn-colored banks of the Schuylkill provided an even more important answer.
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August 14, 2015 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
ANOTHER MILESTONE in the $164 million SugarHouse casino expansion will be marked this morning with a "topping off" during which a large lighting fixture will be placed atop the seven-story parking garage that's currently under construction. But the event also signals that the 17-month-long project is headed into the home stretch. "Opening is scheduled for the very end of this year," SugarHouse general manager Wendy Hamilton told the Daily News earlier this week. "We will open 'silently' the last two weeks of December and then come out big in early January.
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June 30, 2015 | By Laine Higgins, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was a familiar story Sunday in Fairmount Park at the Philadelphia TriRock Triathlon. Both the men's and women's champions from last year - Cameron Dye and Alicia Kaye, respectively - crossed the finish line first in the makeshift duathlon race. Event organizers said Saturday that the 1,500-meter swim of the Olympic Distance race would be cancelled due to unsafe conditions in the Schuylkill. Instead, the pros started the race in time-trial fashion, each athlete starting 20 seconds after the previous one. Both Dye, 31, and Kaye, 31, were the first participants out of the gate in their respective divisions, painting a target on their backs from the opening foghorn blast.
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June 24, 2015 | By Laine Higgins, Inquirer Staff Writer
Surrounded by a verdant canopy of trees, the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center sits about 500 meters behind the finish line of the Philadelphia TriRock Triathlon on Martin Luther King Drive. To the majority of the field, the building is little more than another landmark along the historic course. But to Katherine Rosenberg, 34, and John Stolz, 39, the building is a little more important: It will host their wedding just over eight hours after the duo competes in the sprint distance triathlon race on Saturday.
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June 9, 2015 | By Laine Higgins, Inquirer Staff Writer
For riders in the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic, the Manayunk Wall is both an obstacle and an opportunity. The hill makes up the last 500 meters of the 12.3-mile circuit course before the finish line, but it is perhaps the most grueling portion of the course given its average incline grade of 17 percent. This year, both professional races were decided in the last 100 meters, with Team Caja Rural-Seguros' Carlos Barbero Cuesta crossing first for the men and Boels-Dolmans Cycling's Elizabeth Armistead taking the crown for the women.
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June 9, 2015 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
For more than 250 competitors from around the globe, the brutal uphill climb to the finish line of Sunday's Philadelphia International Cycling Classic along Manayunk's Levering Street remained, quite simply, the Wall. But for four not-as-ambitious friends who live along the steep incline, Levering Street meant something else on a postcard-perfect late spring morning. The Sofa. Squeezing their large gray couch out of their narrow rowhouse and onto the sidewalk was their athletic event of the day. Now, they drank from plastic cups as the racers - their names and their position in the field a mystery to them - whizzed by. "I think everyone's jealous of us," said a male couch Olympian, before complying with his friend's order to cut the interview short and not give their names.
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May 14, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Barbara Borden, chief steward for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, said 12 state-approved veterinarians examined American Pharoah following the colt's Kentucky Derby win, which is approximately one examination for every three times jockey Victor Espinoza whacked the misspelled champion as the two of them lugged down the Churchill Downs stretch toward the finish line. The vets didn't find a mark on Pharoah, although he was struck 32 times by Espinoza's whip during a ride that appeared to tread dangerously along the dividing line between encouragement and abuse.
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May 6, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
AS 40,000 RUNNERS barreled down Broad Street, four law-enforcement officials were in a race of their own. The prize was more than a medal and bragging rights - it was a man's life. FBI Special Agents Erik Negron, Tom Powell and Brian Hoffman, as well as Philadelphia Police Officer Matthew Fleming, took action Sunday morning during the Broad Street Run, working together to revive a 35-year-old man, one of two runners who had gone into cardiac arrest, authorities said last night. It happened in a split-second, according to Special Agent J.J. Klaver, an FBI spokesman.
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April 29, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
It's almost time for the Broad Street Run, which means more than 30,000 people will try to run 10 miles through the heart of Philadelphia on a Sunday morning - for fun. But not everyone's training has been pristine. Whether the rough winter kept you off the road, or work or family duties were more important than running, or you're just beat up from running too many miles, you may be on the fence about running next Sunday. How can you tell if you're ready? Ask yourself these two questions.
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