Sport: Hagg's Rabbit

The latest Swedish miler intends to compete for only two years. He expects the long awaited four-minute mile to be run within that time, and he intends to be on the field that day, chasing or being chased.

Two years ago when Lennart Strand was 22, he did not realize that he was a runner of promise. Just out of the Swedish Army, he heard that famed Gunder Hägg lived in the same block and volunteered to work out with him. He entered a few races, proved to be a first-rate pacesetter and gradually became...