Sport: Relays, Records

Under a late April sun, three green athletic fields belted by black cinder tracks marked off with whitewashed lines—one field on the Atlantic seaboard, one in the Midwest, one near the Pacific—teemed one afternoon last week with running, jumping, lunging figures in short white pants and varicolored track shirts. At the Penn relays in Philadelphia, the Drake relays in Des Moines, the West Coast relays in Fresno, U. S. athletes had, thrice equalled one world's record, and broken two.

To 45,000 spectators gathered around Philadelphia's Franklin...

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