Sport: Who Won, Jan. 22, 1940

>Veteran Miler Gene Venzke, 31; the first important indoor mile of the season; in 4:13.1, against the pick of U. S. milers: Glenn Cunningham, Chuck Fenske, Wayne Rideout, Archie San Romani, Luigi Beccali; in Boston. Eight years ago Venzke ran a 4:10 in Manhattan for a world's indoor record, for a time stayed out in front, but finally gave way to Bill Bonthron, Cunningham, others. For last week's meet, Boston meetmakers tried to shunt him into the half-mile, but Venzke said the mile or no go. In the running he trailed for seven laps,...

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