Perhaps you're thinking of another marathoner from New Zealand, Kevin Ryan, who ran next to Joan Benoit during her 2:22+ performance at the 1983 Boston Marathon. Apparently, Ryan was simply running next to Benoit to report on the women's race for a local television station. Benoit expressed annoyance that he was hanging around her the whole race. I'm very much against pacing arrangements, but that case appeared to be a bad rap against Benoit.
Who was the female marathoner that Dixon was accused of pacing during a major marathon? Might have been at L.A. Kind of stupid since every woman get's paced by every other 2:20 marathoner, but I remember some flack about that.
Think you were right the first time. It was Saleh who had the 'scared-stiff' look on his face when Dixon joined in behind him, I think, along Central Park South. The picture with Ibrahim must have been at a point earlier in the race. If I remember right, Ibrahim won in '86...maybe sixth or seventh in '85. I was with him the morning before the race in '86 and asked him "So, are you gonna win this thing?" "Definitely" he said, completely non-chalant. /Drew
Living in the Past wrote:
So the stalkee was Ibrahim Hussein. Not Ahmed Salah. I stand corrected! LOL!