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July 22, 1992

Liz McColgan VS Elana Meyer

The showdown in the women's 10000 meters between Liz McColgan of Great Britain and Elana Meyer of South Africa should be a barnburner.

Nov. 18, 1996

HEAVYWEIGHT FLOYD PATTERSON JUNE 4, 1956

As much as Floyd Patterson's peekaboo style of boxing baffledopponents, his ruminations on such unfighterly topics asfriendship and ...

Nov. 27, 1989

A LESSON ON THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW

This year the Fifth Avenue mile was run on Sept. 23, the day Hurricane Hugo was supposed to blow through New York City. Everyone involved ...

Aug. 04, 1997

SWIMMING CHAMPION MARK SPITZ SEPTEMBER 4, 1972

His splendid black mustache--a reminder to all those meticulously shorn and shaved adversaries in the pool that Mark Spitz didn't have to ...

Aug. 18, 1997

SHOT PUT CHAMPION PARRY O'BRIEN MARCH 21, 1955

If ever an athlete proved that brains and brawn need not bestrangers, it was Parry O'Brien, whose curiosity and intelligenttinkering made him ...

Oct. 21, 1996

MIDDLE-DISTANCE RUNNER JIM RYUN AUGUST 1, 1966

Spotting a framed copy of our Aug. 1, 1966, cover, a youngvisitor to our offices turned to her father and asked, "Why isthat man hopping on one ...

May 25, 1987

LORD OF THE WATERWAYS

One summer day in 1818, Venetians strolling along the Grand Canal were treated to an unusual sight. A stylishly dressed man leaving one of ...

July 29, 1991

Don't Count Her Out

Beset by injuries and bad luck, Mary Slaney still harbors Olympian aspirations

July 19, 1999

A New Record--By A Mile Morocco's Hicham El Guerrouj shattered the six-year-old mile mark by 1.26 seconds

As hard as it is to imagine a man running a mile in 3:43.13, theshock in Rome's Stadio Olimpico last week was not that24-year-old Hicham El ...

March 12, 1990

A BAD CASE OF THE BLAHS

There was a stirring 3,000-meter race in the USA/Mobil Indoor Track & Field Championships at Madison Square Garden two weeks ago. "There ...

Aug. 07, 1989

A PRE-OLYMPIC FLING

Kamy Keshmiri and other hopefuls provided a glimpse of '92 at the Olympic Festival.

July 18, 1994

Man of the Century

Leroy Burrell eclipsed an absent Carl Lewis by regaining the 100-meter world record

July 13, 1992

Dave Is Top Dog Now

With Dan O'Brien out of the picture, Dave Johnson's decathlon hopes are golden

Jan. 21, 1991

LOOKING UP DOWN UNDER

Ambition has a way of expanding under the wide blue sky of western Australia. As he looked ahead to last Saturday night's 200-meter butterfly ...

March 18, 1991

He's Off to the Races

Notre Dame football star Raghib (Rocket) Ismail is showing that he can fly without pads, too

Dec. 23, 1991

Sub-Four at 40?

John Walker runs toward his goal: to become the first 40-year-old to break the four-minute mile

Sept. 12, 1988

Kingdom and The Glory

After hurdling many an obstacle, Roger Kingdom hopes to win more Olympic gold and prove 1984 was no fluke

June 13, 1988

MY, HOW SHE DID RUN ON

There should have been a great race in New York City's Central Park on Saturday. Lined up on Central Park West, beneath the rainbow arch of ...