Sport: Plodders

Mile after mile over rutted alkali, on concrete, and through the brown ooze at the side of macadam, plodded the marathoners of Mr. C. C. ("Cash and Carry") Pyle who has offered $25,000 to the runner making the best time from California to New York. All along the route runners dropped out and went home. Three quit at Chandler, Okla., 1,543 miles from the start. They said they didn't believe Pyle had $25,000. When Oklahoma City gave $5,000 to Pyle, Ralph Scott, onetime manager of Red Grange, attached it. The Chamber of Commerce then...

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