SYDNEY DIET COKE MILE ROAD RACE: Men: 1 J Chesire (Ken) 3min 57.20sec; 2 S Cram (GB) 3:57.50; 3 S Creighton (Aus) 3:57.75. Women: 1 M Decker-Slaney (US) 4:22.68; 2 Z Budd-Pieterse (SA) 4:32.60; 3 K Stanton (Aus) 4:35.20.
JOSEPH CHESIRE, of Kenya, denied Steve Cram, the mile world record holder, a second successive victory in the Sydney Mile. Chesire overtook Cram, winner of the inaugural event last year, in the last 100 metres and held on for a narrow victory in 3min 57.20sec. Mary Decker-Slaney, of the United States, was a comfortable winner of the women's race. Leading from gun to tape, she finished nearly 10 seconds ahead Zola Budd- Pieterse.