Sport: Milers' Milestone

Since Glenn Cunningham, holder of the world's record for the mile, took a wife a year ago, he has not run so fast as he used to. Last fortnight in a slow race in Boston he beat Cornell's Joe Mangan only by swerving out into his path at the finish.

Last week, in Manhattan's Millrose Games, Mangan and Cunningham met again. Lap after lap Cunningham piled on speed, locked in a picture race with Mangan and Pennsylvania's Gene Venzke who followed in close Indian-file pursuit at his back. Coming out of the last turn, 40 yd. from the finish, Mangan gave his...

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