Magic Shoe

At the Millrose games (see above), another record was broken. It was done, many believed, by virtue of a dissolute, cast-off track-shoe. Harold M. Osborne, famed Illinois jumper and Olympic Champion, carefully placed that old shoe beside the special runway which had been marked out for him at one side of the jumping posts. Many athletes believe that in a cast-off shoe, as in a saint's relic or the trophy of a holy war, lodges some curious potency ; and who shall say that Osborne's was not...

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