Sport in Short: Athletics

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JOSE CESAR DE SOUZA, 29, of Brazil, and the American Linda Somers, 31, won the men's and women's Chicago Marathon titles.

PRINCIPAL FIXURES FOR 1993: 2 January: County Durham Cross-Country International, World Cross Challenge (Durham); 9: World Cross Challenge (Mallusk); 30: Pearl International Games, including Great Britain v Russia (Kelvin Hall, Glasgow); 30-31: Spain v Netherlands v France v GB multi-events (Spain). 6 February: UK and Inter-Counties cross-country championships (Corby); 7: Belgium v England (Ghent); 13: Vauxhall International, GB v USA (National Indoor Arena, Birmingham); 13-14: AAA Indoor Under-20 Championships (NIA, Birmingham); 20: English Women's National Cross-Country Championships (Luton); 20: TSB International (NIA, Birmingham); 23: NEC Classic (Melbourne); 26-27: AAA Indoor Championships (NIA, Birmingham); 27: English Men's National Cross-Country Championships (Parliament Hill). 12-14 March: World Indoor Championships (Toronto); 28: Six nations walks match (Bekescsaba, Hun); 28: World Cross-Country Championships (Amoriebieta, Spain). 18 April: NutraSweet London Marathon; 24: National 12-stage Road Relay Championships (Sutton Park, Birmingham); 24- 25: World Walking Cup (Monterey, Mex). 8 May: GRE British League (various); 15-16: County Championships (various); 16: Sao Paulo International (Grand Prix); 22: New York Games (GP); 29-30: Italy v Czechoslovakia v GB multi-events (Alazano, Italy); 29: Bruce Jenner Classic (GP) (San Jose, US); 29-30: Area Under-20 Championships (various); 29-30: European Men's Clubs' Champs (Budapest); 31: CAU Champs (Corby), Harry Jerome Track Classic (Vancouver). 1 June: Slovnaft '93 (Bratislava); 4: Pearl European Relays (Portsmouth); 5: GRE British League (various); Gran Premio Sevilla (GP) (Seville); 5-6: European Women's Clubs' Championships (Cyprus); 6: Solent Games (Southampton), Hungary v GB v Italy jumps and throws match (Tata, Hun); 9 Golden Gala (GP) (Rome); 11: L'Humanite (St Denis); 12: Nine nations walks match (Eschborn, Ger); 12-13: Pearl British Championships (Crystal Palace), Germany v GB Under-20 multi-events (Stuttgart); 13 Znamensky Memorial (Moscow), 16 Invitation (Budapest); 19 Ten-nations walks match, under-20 (Budapest); 20 Adriaan Paulen Memorial (Hengelo, Neth); 25-26: Germany v GB v Russia Under-20 (Germany); 26-27: Area Senior Champs (various); 26-27: European Cup (Rome). 2 July: Meeting BNP d'Athletisme (GP) (Lille); TSB Challenge GB v USA (Edinburgh); 3-4: GRE British League (various); AAA Under-20 Champs (venue to be confirmed); 5: DN Galan (GP) (Stockholm); Pearl Ulster Games (Belfast); 7: Athletissima (GP) (Lausanne); 9: Ireland v South of England AA v Russia (Cork); 9-10: English Schools Championships (Blackpool); 10: Six-nations walks match (Italy); Bislett Games (GP) (Oslo); 10-11: European multi-events Cup (Valloidid, Spain); 16-17: Panasonic AAA Championships (Birmingham); 17-18: Belgium v GB v Netherlands Under-20 multi-events (Dilbeek, Bel); 19: XI Ciudad de Barcelona (Barcelona); 21: Nikaia meeting (GP) (Nice); 22: Wales v Hungary v Czech v Slovenia (Budapest); 23: TSB Grand Prix (GP) (Crystal Palace); 24: Russia v Great Britain v Germany Under-23 (Moscow); 25: British Gas Welsh Games, including Wales v Eng v Australia (Cardiff); 28: Invitation (Sestriere). 29-2 August: European Junior Championships (San Sebastian, Spain); 30: Vauxhall Invitation (Gateshead). 1: GRE Cup semi-finals (various), Weltklasse (GP) (Cologne), N Ireland v Eng v Aus (Londonderry); 4: Weltklasse (GP) (Zurich); 7: GRE British League (various), Gatorade Herculis (GP) (Monte Carlo), Spain v GB v Italy v France Under-23 (Spain); 7-8: AAA Under-17 Championships (venue tbc); 14-22: World Championships (Stuttgart); 25: Linzer Gugi Internationales (Linz, Aut); 27: ISTAF '93 (GP) (Berlin); 28: Italy v Great Britain v Hungary Under-20 (Verona); 28- 29: Ukraine v Eng (Kiev); 29: Lucozade Games (Sheffield). 1 September: Leichathletik- Abendsportfest (Koblenz); 3 Ivo Van Damme Memorial (GP) (Brussels); 7 Rieti '93; 10 IAAF/Mobil Grand Prix final (GP) (Crystal Palace); 11-12: GRE Cup/Plate finals (Bedford); 17: Hungary v Ukraine v Russia v GB high jump and pole vault match (Salgotarjan, Hun); 19: Toto International Super Meet (Tokyo). 3 October: World half-marathon Championship (Brussels); 31 World Marathon Cup (San Sebastian, Spain)