September 21, 1988 |
They settle the club championship at Little Mill Country Club in Evesham in an unusual fashion, neither straight match nor straight medal play. After the field is whittled to the final four players after preliminary- round match play, the survivors meet in a one-day, 27-hole marathon over all three of the club's nine-hole layouts to decide the title. This year's survivors are Mike Potba, Mike Tucci, Lou Pace and Tom Elder; their marathon match is scheduled for Oct. 1. In Saturday's VanIstendal handicap tournament at Little Mill, Ernie Kelly took the honors with a gross 72 and a net 61 (72 minus an 11 handicap)
September 3, 2004 |
The former priest from Ireland who sabotaged the men's Olympic marathon by tackling the race leader was ordered to stand trial in Britain next month on child-indecency charges dating to events from more than 10 years ago. Neil Horan, also known as Cornelius Horan, is charged with two counts of indecency with a child. The alleged offenses are said to have taken place between September 1990 and April 1993. He has denied both charges. Judge Michael Carroll set the trial for Oct. 25 and ordered Horan to remain in London until then and report to police daily.
August 23, 2004 |
A sun-baked afternoon in Marathon had softened into a merely sweltering evening in central Athens when Deena Kastor made her move. Twelfth at the halfway point, 18 seconds behind the third-place runner with a mile left, the 31-year-old American found another gear in the grueling final stretch to earn a bronze medal in yesterday's Olympic women's marathon. Running her final steps in historic Panathinaiko Stadium, site of the first modern Olympics in 1896, Kastor earned the United States' first medal in the event, women or men, since 1984.
December 29, 2008 |
The speculation, about Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb, began at midseason and built from there, built from a whisper to a roar, ebbed and then exploded again after last Sunday's loss at Washington. Through it all, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie remained silent, not making himself available after games and turning down a midweek interview request at one point. "It's in every city in the country," Lurie said yesterday, in the Eagles' locker room, after his team somehow was given a chance to grab the NFC's final playoff spot and then did indeed grab it was a 44-6 win over the Dallas Cowboys.
February 28, 2010 |
It was the ultimate endurance challenge. With the help of three bench players forced into duty, Bartram outlasted Frankford, 89-87, yesterday in a four-overtime Public League Class AAAA boys' basketball quarterfinal playoff marathon at Ben Franklin High. In the final OT, Bartram was without three starters who had fouled out: wing guard Tyrone Garland, who averages nearly 25 points per game, point guard Quasim Jones, and 6-foot-5 forward Dijon Wright. "That's the first time all year that I've seen our bench step up like that," Garland said.
April 27, 1989 |
Council Rock's Jed Levitas aggressively charged the net, but William Tennent's Emil Oscar, undaunted, responded with a textbook-perfect lob that Levitas was helpless to defend. Game. Set. Match. Oscar dropped to his knees and let out a scream that was one part relief, one part fatigue and two parts sheer ecstasy. He was soon mobbed by his equally ecstatic teammates. Four hours earlier, the No. 2 singles match between Oscar and Levitas - as well as the Tennent-Council Rock showdown for first place in the Suburban One National Patriot Division - had begun.
November 20, 2012 |
Different day. Another race. Same results. The theme of Sunday's Philadelphia Half Marathon was, "This is a recording. " That's because the winners of Saturday's Rothman 8K also captured the titles in the Half Marathon. The men's half marathon winner was Isaac Korir Kedikou, who won in 1 hour, 2 minutes, 52 seconds. And to take the recording theme a step further, Samuel Ndereba, who placed second in Saturday's 8k, was also runner-up in the half marathon in 1:03:42. "I was tired after running Saturday, but my recovery was good," Korir Kedikou said through an interpreter.
May 17, 2007 |
For the first time in its 76-year history, the Chester County Art Association will hold a 12-hour life drawing marathon, starting tomorrow afternoon at its center on North Bradford Avenue. From 1 p.m. to 1 a.m., the association will have models pose for anyone who wishes to drop by and take pencil to paper or whatever other medium an artist chooses. People are welcome to come and go as they please. The marathon will feature five models, with two posing together from 7 to 10 p.m. Each modeling session will last three hours, but the models will strike poses for various times, ranging from two minutes to an hour.
July 18, 1992 |
The first 23 miles of the Olympic marathon will be nothing like the last three. No Olympic marathon has concluded the exhausting way that this one will, the runners climbing 180 feet over the final three miles, 50 feet higher than marathoners climb to the top of Heartbreak Hill in Boston. If the climbing doesn't turn legs to cement on Aug. 9, expected temperatures in the mid-80s with 65 percent humidity undoubtedly will. The marathon is likely not to be particularly swift, but tactical.
October 28, 1991 |
"Hey, you awake?" said Princess Leia to Han Solo on the silver screen. It was roughly 5:30 Saturday morning. Most of the city slumbered in bed, snoring and wheezing like an army of masked Darth Vaders. But at that hour at a movie theater on Third and Walnut Streets, nearly 530 fans were in the thrall of the third installment of George Lucas' Star Wars epic. Part of Festival Mythos, a celebration of multicultural mythologies in the arts, the seven-hour marathon of the Star Wars Trilogy - Star Wars (1977)