The Toronto Waterfront Marathon in a time of 2:59:10, 72-year-old Ed Whitlock, who became the oldest person to break the three-hour mark in a marathon. "It's a kind of cheap version of Roger Bannister's four-minute mile," said Whitlock, a retired engineer from Milton, Ont. "I feel pretty awful right now." He didn't look too great, either. Whitlock was covered with cuts and bruises from a fall he took three days before Sunday's race while walking to the store. "I tripped over nothing," he said. "I can't believe the amount of damage I did. I didn't even have a dog to blame."
By Trailblazers guard Damon Stoudamire, his first public comments since the July 3 incident in which he was stopped at a Tucson airport after allegedly trying to carry marijuana through a metal detector—in a package of tinfoil. Responding to questions from the Portland Oregonian, Stoudamire, who pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor charges, said, "Are you asking if I'm an idiot? We can sit here and use all kinds of terminology for what everybody might think about me and that situation, but to be honest, maybe I was at a point where I wasn't thinking clearly. It was one of those situations.... I know I'm not an idiot, I know I'm not dumb. I'd like to think of myself as a smart guy."
Of lung cancer, Bill Cayton, 85, a former co-manager of Mike Tyson. Under the tutelage of trainer Cus D'Amato and his management team of Cayton and Jimmy Jacobs, Tyson rose to fame, keeping his anger in check and reeling off 27 victories in his first 20 months as a pro. But D'Amato died in '85, Jacobs passed away in '88 and Don King seduced Tyson into his camp. In June 1991, after Tyson sued to break his contract with Cayton, the manager told SI that King had "poisoned and destroyed what could have been one of the greatest fighters of all time." In addition to managing boxers—his other clients included Wilfred Benitez—Cayton compiled a library of fight films dating back to the Jack Johnson era. He controlled the exclusive rights until he sold the collection to Disney in 1998; many of the bouts are now screened on ESPN Classic.
Of esophageal cancer, Robert Kardashian, 59, a member of O.J. Simpson's dream team of lawyers. In the days following the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman in June 1994, Simpson stayed with Kardashian, and it was from his house that Simpson embarked on his infamous low-speed White Bronco chase. A year after the trial at which the Hall of Fame running back was found not guilty of killing his ex-wife and Goldman, Kardashian admitted he doubted the verdict. "The blood evidence is the biggest thorn in my side," he said. "I struggle with the blood evidence."
A 62-yard extra point, by David Rosenbaum, a senior kicker for Wilson High in Washington, D.C. In last Friday's 41-0 win over Spingarn, Rosenbaum returned a kickoff 69 yards for a touchdown. Wilson was then hit with three 15-yard penalties for celebrating, which were assessed on the extra point, backing the line of scrimmage to the Spingarn 45. Rosenbaum, who will attend Virginia next year on a soccer scholarship, calmly drilled the kick. "I saw it as a chip shot," he said. "I have hit longer ones in practice."