Sport: Speed in Sweden

The track world's favorite fable almost came true last week. Arne Andersson ran within a moment's breath of the "impossible" four-minute mile. In a race with Gunder Hagg at Malmo, Sweden, the 27-year-old grammar-school teacher accomplished the distance in 4:01.6, clipping a full second off his own world's record, set just a year ago. Although he was beaten by some six feet, 25-year-old Hagg also shattered the old mark with a time of 4:02.

Sensational as it was, the race was only part of an even more amazing series which Andersson and Hagg...

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