Peter Gambaccini


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  • 14 years ago

    In the world of track and field, Aliann Pompey has been underestimated since she first materialized at Manhattan College's Riverdale campus in the late 20th century. But Pompey was impossible to overlook in 2000, when, from 10 meters behind at the...

  • 16 years ago

    My college in isolated northern New England belatedly became coeducational the year after I graduated. "They were waiting for you to leave," I have been kidded since. Hemingway's title Men Without Women fit too many of the 3200 forlorn undergradua...

  • 17 years ago

    A year after setting a Japanese women's marathon record of 2:28:01 in Osaka, Yuko Arimori doggedly chased Valentina Yegorova through the hilly streets of Barcelona in 1992, ultimately finishing just eight seconds behind the Russian champion—a...

  • 19 years ago

    We could complain ad nauseam that the New York City Marathon hasn't had an American male champ since Alberto Salazar in 1982, or a female winner since Miki Gorman in 1977, and that these droughts aren't likely to end in this millennium. Or we coul...

  • 19 years ago

    If anything could cast a pall on the singularly captivating story of the year—baseball's home run race—it would be that one of the participants needed the help of androstenedione, a performance-enhancing supplement. The substance, for th...


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