Sport: Broad Jump

In Washington's snowy Cascade Mountains last week, 14 crack ski jumpers mounted to the top of the runway at Olympian Hill to try for the Seattle Ski Club tournament championship. One by one they plummeted down the slide, took off into the cold air in the most spectacular sight known to sport. A couple of them landed as much as 285 feet down the slope. When it came his turn, slender, nervous Sverre Kongsgaard of Norway eyed the crowd of 4,000 far below. Then he shoved off.

Kongsgaard relaxed as he picked up speed ("When...

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