Sport: Marathon

A crowd of 75,000 persons, ranked along Philadelphia streets, stood on tiptoes and strained eyes to catch a glimpse of a 38-year-old typesetter running along the pavement. He had run 26 miles and more that day, and had beaten by long margin a field of 62 other road-pounders. He was winning the cruelest of all races, wherein strong heart and mickle courage are the fundamental prerequisites —the Marathon. And trailing behind the winner Clarence De Mar jogged blister-footed Olympic champion Albin Stenroos, Finn, who led De Mar by two places in the 1924...

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