February 28, 1988 |
Are there package trips to marathons around the world? I'd particularly like to attend the London Marathon and a couple of marathons in Scandinavia in the spring or summer. The Mars London Marathon will be April 17, and packages are being offered by Keith Prowse Co. (USA) Ltd. (200 Galleria Parkway, Suite 720, Atlanta, Ga. 30339; 404-980-1783 or 800-992-9223), which is the official overseas tour operator for London Marathon competitors and their families. Last year, 28,000 runners out of 86,000 applicants were accepted, and 2,000 places are reserved for overseas entrants.
April 22, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Thousands of New Yorkers donned "I Run for Boston" bibs during a four-mile run Sunday in Central Park, one of a number of races held around the world in support of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. "It was really quite a powerful morning," said Mary Wittenberg, chief executive of the New York Road Runners. "We dedicated the race to Boston. " More than 6,000 runners took part in Sunday's City Parks Foundation Run for the Parks, which was planned before Monday's bombings.
April 12, 1991 |
Running a marathon is tough enough without making it a crash course. In last October's Chicago Marathon, Ed Eyestone ran the fastest time by an American (2 hours, 10 minutes, 59 seconds) for a fifth-place finish. But when Eyestone was cruising along midway through the race, he suddenly tumbled to the ground. "I got knocked down at one of the water stations," Eyestone said the other day from his Bountiful, Utah home. "When you've run 13 miles and suddenly you find yourself skidding along on the pavement, you say to yourself, 'Oh, no, there goes my race.
April 15, 2002 |
Venus Williams rallied for a 2-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5) victory yesterday over Justine Henin to win the Bausch and Lomb Championships at Amelia Island (Fla.) Plantation. Williams, the second-ranked women's player in the world, was down a set and four games before working her way back into the match. The title was her fourth this year, and 25th overall, boosting her career earnings past $9.8 million. An exhausted Henin, playing her third match in 24 hours, served twice for the championship.
June 21, 2005 |
Nine-time New York City Marathon champion Grete Waitz has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment in her native Norway. Mary Wittenberg, New York Road Runners president and CEO, and former president Allan Steinfeld have been in contact with Waitz and said in a statement she is in "excellent spirits. " Waitz, 51, won the New York City Marathon from 1978-80, 1982-86 and 1988, the London Marathon twice (1983, 1986), was world marathon champion in 1983, a five-time world cross-country champion and won silver in the marathon at the 1984 Olympics.
April 22, 2013
Novak Djokovic of Serbia ended Rafael Nadal's winning streak at the Monte Carlo Masters in Monaco on Sunday, beating the eight-time defending champion, 6-2, 7-6 (1), in the final. Nadal won his 46 previous matches in Monte Carlo, including a victory over Djokovic in last year's final. The Spaniard's last defeat in this event was against Guillermo Coria 10 years ago. Venus Williams beat Johanna Larsson , 6-3, 7-5, in Delray Beach, Fla., to give the United States an insurmountable 3-1 lead over Sweden in the Fed Cup World Group.
May 17, 2011 |
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan Olympic marathon champion Sammy Wanjiru died after a fall from a second-floor balcony during a domestic dispute involving his wife and another woman, officials said Monday. One police official said the 24-year-old Wanjiru committed suicide, while another said he jumped to stop his wife from leaving the house after she discovered him with another woman. His agent, Federico Rosa, does not believe it was suicide. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Wanjiru became the first Kenyan to win a gold medal in the marathon.
April 23, 2007 |
Roger Federer seems no closer to figuring out how to beat Rafael Nadal on clay. The top-ranked Swiss star lost his fifth straight match to Nadal on clay yesterday in Monaco at the Monte Carlo Masters, 6-4, 6-4, and the second-ranked Spaniard extended his winning streak on the surface to 67 matches. Nadal won the title at Monte Carlo for the third straight year. The two-time defending French Open champion is 14-0 in clay-court finals, and 4-0 against Federer. With Serena Williams sidelined, her Fed Cup 18-year-old teammate, Vania King , won in singles to clinch the U.S. team's match against Belgium in Delray Beach, Fla. King won raves for her rendition of the national anthem on Saturday.
April 14, 2003 |
Paula Radcliffe shattered her world record for the marathon by almost two minutes yesterday, finishing in 2 hours, 15 minutes, 25 seconds to win the London Marathon for the second consecutive time. The 29-year-old Briton lowered by 1:53 the mark she set six months ago in Chicago. Catherine Ndereba of Kenya, the previous world-record holder, was second in 2:19:54. Deena Drossin of the United States, who overcame stomach problems more than halfway through the 26.2-mile course, finished third in 2:21:16, surpassing the American best of 2:21:21 set by Joan Benoit in Chicago in 1985.
April 19, 2013 |
LONDON'S Daily Mail originally referred to this Star magazine poll as the 20 Most Irritating Celebrities, but the Star calls it the 20 Most Hated Celebrities. To Tattle there's a huge difference. A fly buzzing around your head is irritating. But do you hate the fly? We don't "hate" any celebrities. But almost all of them are irritating. Anyway, at No. 1 on the Star 's poll is Gwyneth Paltrow , whose pompous blog has made her annoying. But hateable?