Sport: Bunion Derby

Big feet can run far. Last week one John Salo, plodding Passaic, N. J., policeman, reached Los Angeles, where he had pegged from Manhattan. His running had not been in vain, for he was winner of C. C. ("Cash and Carry") Pyle's transcontinental bunion derby. In a burst of finishing speed, Runner Salo galloped 26 miles around Wrigley Field, while ten thousand Californians cheered, hooted, whistled. His cross-country time: 526 hr., 57 min., 30 sec. His winning purse: $25,000.

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