Sport: More Marathons

At Houston, Texas, R. E. Settle needed an automobile-driving marathon prize to go on his honeymoon. He had 13 competitors, but the last one, a woman, fainted away after 101 hours. Settle went about 1,800 miles in 101 hours, 10 minutes. Speed was no object.

By the light of the moon Nicholas Morris of San Antonio, Texas, teed off at 12.40 a.m. to break the golf marathon record (257 holes) set a month ago by Rudolph Supan, of Cleveland. Morris quit at 7.50 that night after having traversed 290 holes (more than 16 full...

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