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----------------------------------------------------------------- WINNERS OF LONDON MARATHON ----------------------------------------------------------------- Men 1981 Dick Beardsley (US)/Inge Simonsen (Nor) 2hr 11min 48sec 1982 Hugh Jones (UK) 2:09:24 1983 Mike Gratton (UK) 2:09:43 1984 Charlie Spedding (UK) 2:09:57 1985 Steve Jones (UK) 2:08:16 1986 Toshihiko Seko (Japan) 2:10:02 1987 Hiromi Taniguchi (Japan) 2:09:50 1988 Henrik Jorgensen (Den) 2:10:20 1989 Douglas Wakiihuri (Ken) 2:09:03 1990 Allister Hutton (UK) 2:10:10 1991 Yakov Tolstikov (USSR) 2:09:17 1992 Antonio Pinto (Por) 2:10:02 1993 Eamonn Martin (UK) 2:10:50 Women 1981 Joyce Smith (UK) 2:29:57 1982 Joyce Smith (UK) 2:29:43 1983 Grete Waitz (Nor) 2:25:29 1984 Ingrid Kristiansen (Nor) 2:24:26 1985 Ingrid Kristiansen (Nor) 2:21:06 1986 Grete Waitz (Nor) 2:24:54 1987 Ingrid Kristiansen (Nor) 2:22:48 1988 Ingrid Kristiansen (Nor) 2:25:41 1989 Veronique Marot (UK) 2:25:56 1990 Wanda Panfil (Pol) 2:26:31 1991 Rosa Mota (Por) 2:26:14 1992 Katrin Dorre (Ger) 2:29:39 1993 Katrin Dorre (Ger) 2:27:09

----------------------------------------------------------------- BEST-SELLING CRICKET BIOGRAPHIES ----------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Waugh Declared by Mark Gately 2 C P Mead - Hampshire's Greatest Run-Maker by Neil Jenkinson 3 Clarrie Grimmett - The Bradman of Spin by Ashley Mallett 4 Boon - In the Firing Line by David Boon and A Mark Thomas 5 Whispering Death - The Life and Times of Michael Holding by Michael Holding with Tony Cozier Sportspages ----------------------------------------------------------------- ANNIVERSARIES ----------------------------------------------------------------- Today Births of yachtswoman Clare Francis (1946) and Riccardo Patrese, Italian motor-racing driver (1954). Monday Birth of West Indian fast bowler Malcolm Marshall (1958). Tuesday Births of Test cricket umpire Harold 'Dickie' Bird (1933); and footballer Trevor Francis (1954). Wednesday Steve Davis won the first of his six world snooker titles (1981). Thursday Birth of British tennis player Angela Mortimer (1932). Friday Births of rugby league's Alex Murphy (1939); and boxer Lloyd Honeyghan (1960). Saturday Death of former England cricketer Jim Laker, at 63 (1986). -----------------------------------------------------------------

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