Sport: Speed Match

On the bed of a prehistoric lake in Utah last week, two 200-lb. Englishmen wrestled for a world title. One was bespectacled George Edward Thomas Eyston, 41-year-old retired British Army captain, the defending champion. The other was moon-faced John Cobb, 37-year-old London fur broker, the challenger. Over Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats, considered the most satisfactory auto-racing strip in the world,* the two Englishmen, with no more fanfare than two moppets sliding down a hill to see who could go farther, took turns to see who could come closer to traveling six miles...

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