Sport: Century of the Century

George Simpson of Ohio State, holder of the world's unofficial record (9 4/10 sec.) for the 100 yd. dash, traveled about 1,200 miles to Denver for the 54th annual senior track meet of the National A. A. U. There, waiting to beat him, were Eddie Tolan, little bespectacled Negro from the University of Michigan and Western Conference champion; Frank Wykoff, defending A. A. U. champion; Claude Bracey, 1928 N. C. A. A. champion; Russell Sweet, Pacific A. A. U. champion; Cy Leland, Southern Collegiate champion. But George Simpson never ran. Two days...

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