Sport: World's Records

Pole Vault. Last week in Boston a young man paced away from a horizontal stick, set 13 ft. 7⅛ in. from the floor. Turning he rushed, planted a spiked pole, and released all available springs. Sabin Carr of Yale had set a new mark for indoor pole-vaulters to shoot at. He had come within ⅞ in. of Charles Hoff's supreme effort—which did not count because Mr. Hoff is a professional. Bluebird. In a Bluebird on the Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire, Wales, Capt. Malcolm Campbell broke the world's automobile record for a kilometre and for...

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