Sport: Six Days

Sport in Manhattan got on its bicycle last week and went in circles. 150,000 people paid cash to watch eleven two-man teams hurtle around an oval board track for money prizes in the six-day bicycle race.

The riders broke records and bones; the spectators screamed contentedly; one man was gloomy. He was Charlie Miller, winner of the last one-man six-day race, held in old Madison Square Garden in 1898. Charles Miller rode 2,007 miles in six days, taking nine hours, 15 minutes sleep. The winning two-man team last week rode 2,522 miles. When...

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