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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - May 13, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba Winnipeg free May Manitoba Marathon Rinde still kicking but what can go wrong now by Allan Besson at 30 years of Dennis Rinde of Orange admits he should be right around that Ripe old age when marathoners in the six time Winner and course record Holder two minutes of the Manitoba Marathon believes there is at least one More Marathon left in his legs but not on june 17 when he starts the race for the seventh in increasing my mileage now to 105 Miles a week to get More of a base said Rinde recently from his California in also getting in a few More Speed up until now its All be in right in that competitive zone be tween 27 and and i think i can get to but of anything can it always seems something goes who won Manitoba in 88 and said he has managed to put everything together on Only three Occa Sions that he can there was the time i set the course record at Manitoba in and maybe my personal Best when i finished seventh at Boston in Rinde ran one other time in Houston in 1985 and finished but dont count on a blistering Pace on june he says he int ready for that this i have to get Back Down to running its a matter of being on a and building up rides style is to go out fast and blow the Field the last couple of years Hes had to work for his depending on a Las ditch last year perennial Manitoba and Canad an Champion Roger Schwegel pushed Rinde for most of the but a late kick gave Rinde the win in ahead of Bruno Bruera of Italy in Schwegel dropped Back to third in two years ago Benard Bobes of Belgium fought him to the wire Only to have Rinde break Loose outside the University of Manitoba stadium track to win in Bobes was second in and again Schwegel was third in i like to win the race and establish an Early said i like to know i am Well in but the last couple of years everything Hast gone right and it has come Down to a final notebook this year the marathons tabulation of results will be done by a professional data firm which Means runners should receive their official times in the mail within a month of the event on May 29 the race Headquarters will move to the International runners can Register or pick up race packages from noon to 8 monday through noon to 4 saturday and on june 16 Between 9 and 2 inquiries can be made at Hughes int looking Back because theres nobody there by Joe Paraskevas for the free press what kind of courage must one summon to overcome finishing last what is there left to savor when the Swift have Long completed their race Leslie Hughes provides when i come across the finish line they usually ask is there anybody behind you says the three time Veteran of the 13mile half Marathon whose View of the course is much More cluttered than her Outlook on personal i mostly but i run As i play everything depends on the Pace of the to believe Hughes which exceeds four is would be wrong she does have a goal to and there is the same kind of determination As that of the runner Bent on record Only with a great Deal less competitiveness and time taken to reflect and i would say that walking gives you a whole different its when youre in a car or bus you dont experience but walking is a reassurance of your Hughes gently criticizes the Mara Thon for oversights during her racing career which began in the first year was hard because they took Down All the she remembering her embarrassment to be participating while support staff dismantled the Dennis Rinde has had to rely on a finishing kick to fend off averting disaster All in a Days work by Joe Paraskevas Hes one of the Unsung says Manitoba Marathon race director Dave Lageorge about Jeff for years All he saw were the rakes and hoses All the stuff that sent out to the course to help the now Hes perched in the stadium press Box with a network of eleven to be is How Long Jeff Goldstein has shot trouble for the local whether an Aid station or one in charge of the recovery area or even As the marathons technical he has remained an example to be copied by his having mastered various microcosms of the race Gold Stein was presented three years literal with Winnipeg spread out before his task was to manage the help an office of maps and Ham radios and cellular with a lifespan each year of about a and a singular purpose to Avert unforeseen disaster theres always so Many behind the scenes problems that we Gold Stein the critical thing is for nobody to see we dont want to jeopardize the safety of anyone out the value and effectiveness of the help line surfaced last year when a vehicle sent to accompany the Lead pack of runners discovered a Section of Wellington Crescent at the James police had to redirect All the competitors and four lanes of motorists As the two groups met on Academy they did with neither a misplaced nor an overheated personal Shower givers Are among the required race because Goldstein acted with usual help line was a commitment that was struck says just a centralized spot for people to Call and someone to administer in a no panicked its and we see the useful for assistance Goldstein appeals to the Honda Gold Wing motorcycle club and the various Ham radio operators patrolling Aid stations and cellular phone use will be instigated on the eve of the race and he encourages anyone at All to phone 9419128 if a situation pertinent to the Marathon re quires Ive got four City District maps and a breakdown of each Aid and Exchange zone and water he the big thing is realizing were the focus but there Are other two Way radios allow other people to listen and offer Solu what Are the possibilities for panic equipment shortage is one expected difficulty that is easy to but the sudden crises Are always and usually of a macabre the Marathon Date is so close to High school says that every one likes to pick up souvenirs of the which they think is great but which can create a Little n d n you can roam the world As Brian Gibson sampling marathons from new even but few might duplicate that special feeling the local race everywhere you go there Are people along the entire Gibson he and his wife Pat Are advocates of the Block the sideshow which can unify a neighbourhood As the runners Parade i coach a group of kids at Kelvin High says a Harrow Street resident who can always count on seeing a collection of friends on the front Lawn when the big morning there Are a lot of hoots and cheers when we come its easier for spectators at Home than to get out in the hosting a Block party is simply a matter of circulating some mimeographed invitations and offering Basic breakfast As Burl Finkelstein of Lyndale drive he and his wife Paula were Novice entertainers last it was very a pot Luck son of we set up some sprinklers and played loud Rock Finkelstein adding that Many athletes who Are lagging by that late stage in the Marathon appeared inspired and gasped Stellar Effort in the figures by Joe Paraskevas certain athletes can recount their yearly training with digital watches they measure Success on Marathon Frank Reichert has been summing up figures for a different tally raised for Charity in 11 Ive been running 25 a North Kildonan in 1979 i heard a Friend had raised i made Only that first Reichert never gave he appealed to rang wooed people at Church of enticed his two years ago he was recognized with a 10th anniversary award for his this is the Only thing i Reichert referring to his Charity i do it because of the Marathon and race founder John in the beginning he got me my goal this year is which will put me Over the d d d i had never even run a mile in my life before last says Henry wife and i went out last summer to watch the Marathon and i thought to myself i have to do its like Mountain its just a so began the notion of running for according to the conversion from self proclaimed Couch potato to marathoner will be Complete in inspired by his wife two previous d d d the Scourge of Idle teenagers clustered around a convenience store has not yet been reduced to but Sophia Munro and a band of innovative educators Are doing their utmost to Stem the dreary a Grade 5 teacher at Bonnycastle school in fort uses the Popsicle run As a ploy few adolescents can resist when the warm weather ideas like that one and the Santa Claus run in december Are part of several elementary school programs to take both adults and students out of the classroom to shirk Competition but Foster better health through physical activity and an added perspective of their unique Popsicle run is just a regular run except that i will plan the route so that the store is at the three Quarter Munro the majority of the programs Arent done by the phased says Kim Fraser of Van Walleghem school in Linden Woods about the flourishing of clubs to prepare youngsters for Marathon Day events like the super run or the in actually with the kids All Day and its really neat to see them in a different its Nice for them to see us sweat and theres no talk of they see you in a different you become a More rounded la d d in an Era when school participation in the Marathon and its satellite events is the typical Effort to contribute funds to the association for Community living to Benefit the mentally handicapped has fallen Short of in its Riverview school to the last year 23 students from Riverview garnered and led the Scholastic ranks for the third consecutive the prolific croup prolific graphics target direct mall display printing services proud to be a major sponsor of the Manitoba Marathon and to assist the mentally handicapped of think slim available at leading health food and retail outlets proudly supports the Manitoba Marathon a jump ahead of the Best Woodhaven Toyota 37oo Portage 8893 7oo dont Cook tonight treat mom Chicken Delight proud to support the 12th annual Manitoba Marathon Jack Midway Chrysler 730 Portage 7744581 dip University of Manitoba Bison hockey and Kingett development Camps and hockey leagues a variety of outstanding programs for Ages 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