July 5, 2007 |
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.
October 24, 2006 |
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.
September 9, 2013 |
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.
August 14, 2015 |
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.
November 24, 2015 |
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.
April 27, 2008 |
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.
June 3, 1992 |
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.
April 22, 2016 |
It was an image that raced through social media on Monday: Two runners carrying a third toward the finish line of the Boston Marathon. 2 #BostonMarathon runners assist a fellow runner towards the finish line... ������ pic.twitter.com/6HFrJDHuGi — Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) April 18, 2016 Ari Ofsevit, suffering from heatstroke, had collapsed about 100 yards from the end. Jim Driscoll, of West Philadelphia, and another runner, Mitch Kies, from Texas, lifted Ofsevit from the pavement and draped his arms over their shoulders.
May 1, 2016 |
It's the athletes they remember most. The Penn Relays, in its 122nd running this year, are notable for the thousands of fans who swamp the University of Pennsylvania's Franklin Field in their team colors for three days every spring. The Relays are known for "Wooo Corner," the stretch of track approaching the finish line where fans gather in the stands to cheer and yell 'Wooo' as their runners speed by. They are known for memorable rainstorms and beautiful sun-splashed April afternoons.
June 30, 2015 |
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.