Sport in Short: Athletics

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STEVE CRAM won the Miami Mile yesterday in 3min 58.9sec, beating the American Mike Michno and Fermin Cacho, Spain's Olympic 1500m champion.

MIAMI MILE: Men: 1 S Cram (GB) 3min 58.9sec; 2 M Michno (US) 3:59.2; 3 F Cacho (Sp) 3:59.5. Women: 1 A Hill (US) 4:34.9; 2 R Jacobs (US) 4:39.9; 3 P Schnurr (Can) 4:41.3.

HOUSTON MARATHON: Men: 1 F Bjorkli (Nor) 2hr 13min 21sec; 2 S Wade (NZ) 2:16.09; 3 M Plaatjes (SA) 2:16.51. Women: 1 K Johnston (US) 2:29.05; 2 A Galliamova (Rus) 2:31.15; 3 K Szabo (Hung) 2:32.37.

STEVE MONEGHETTI, of Australia, set a world best time of 1hr 0min 6sec when he won the Tokyo half-marathon yesterday.

TOKYO HALF-MARATHON Men: 1 S Moneghetti (Aus) 1hr 0min 6sec; 2 T Williams (US) 1:00:11; 3 D Ceron (Mex) 1:00:17. Women: 1 E Meyer (SA) 1:07.22; 2 O Appell (Mex) 1:08.34; 3 C D Heining (Ger) 1:10.04.

IAAF INDOOR GRAND PRIX MEETING (Boston, Massachusetts, winners only; US unless stated) Men 55m: N Stoddard 6.29sec. 200m: R Tolbert 21.22. 400m: B Irvin 47.04. 800m: F Williams (Can) 1min 49.74sec. Mile: M O'Sullivan (Irl) 3:58.30. 3,000m: B Kennedy 7:46.17. 55m hurdles: C Hawkins 7.17. Long jump: R Hakins 7.43m. Triple jump: D Frazier 15.87m. High jump: F Davis 2.10m. Women: 55m: W Vereen 6.84. 200m: Vereen 23.55. 400m: A Yakiwichuk (Can) 55.00. 800m: A Valdez 2:06.78. Mile: S Steeley 4:38.71. 3,000m: K Franey 9:04.91. 3km walk: D Lawrence 12:31.89. 55m hurdles: L Tashlin (Can) 7.85.

WORLD CROSS CHALLENGE SERIES (Tourcoing, Fr) Men (10.2km): 1 V Rousseau (Bel) 30min 10.20sec; 2 M Tanui (Ken) 30:15.70; 3 S Tunstall (GB) 30:18.20; 6 R Nerurkar (GB) 30:29.00; 10 D Lewis (GB) 30:50.70. Leading standings: 1 I Kirui (Ken) 59pts; 2 O Osoro (Ken) 52; 3= J Brown (GB), F Bayesa (Eth), S Chemwoyo (Ken) 50; 6 D Lewis (GB) 49; 7 Tunstall 48; 10 P Dugdale (GB) 39. Women (5.1km): 1 M Albertina Dias (Port) 16:28.50; 2 S Rigg (GB) 16:33.70; 3 A-M Sandell (Fin) 16:34.60; 8 L Adam (GB) 17:04.10; 10 V McPherson (GB) 17:06.30. Leading standings: 1 C McKiernan (Irl) 94; 2 E Kiplagat (Ken) 80; 3 Dias 72; 6 Rigg 53; 10= P Radcliffe (GB) 44.

INTERNATIONAL CROSS-COUNTRY MEETING (Elgoibar, Sp) Men (10.3km): 1 F Bayesa (Eth) 29min 38sec; 2 H Gebreselassie (Eth) 29:39; 3 D Castro (Por) 29:43; 5 E Martin (GB) 29:48; 9 B Dee (GB) 30:02. Women (5.5km): 1 L Yishak (Eth) 17:01; 2 A Wyeth (GB) 17:08; 3 C Brunet (Sp) 17:09.

BOB HASAN 10-KILOMETRE RACE (Jakarta, Indon) Men: 1 A Abebe (Eth) 27min 40sec; 2 A Barios (Mex) 28:01; 3 S Chemoiymo (Ken) 28.11. Selected: P Evans (GB) 30.41. Women: D Tulu (Eth) 32:10; 2 E Kiplaget (Ken) 32.50; 3 A Catuna (Rom) 33.00.

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