Sport: Centuries

Seldom in U. S. track history have there been so many great exponents of track's most popular event—the 100-yd. ("century") dash—as there are today. Last fortnight at the N. A. A. U. meet in Denver most of them were assembled— Claude Bracey, Frank Wykoff, George Simpson, Eddie Tolan, Russell Sweet. Simpson, holder of the world's unofficial record (9 4/10 sec.) pulled a tendon, was unable to run. Eddie Tolan, Michigan's little bespectacled Negro, slipped ahead of Bracey and Sweet and won the race. But a strong headwind had been blowing. Tolan's time,...

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