Sport: New Nurmi

If another Golden Era of sport is to follow World War II, as it did World War I, the Paavo Nurmi of tomorrow may well be raven-haired Leslie MacMitchell, who developed his legs running up & down the subway stairs of his native Manhattan.

Last week, competing against 133 runners from 22 U.S. colleges, MacMitchell, just 21 and a senior at New York University, romped off with the Intercollegiate varsity (fivemile) cross-country championship for the third year in a row—a feat that had not been accomplished since Cornell's John Paul Jones did it in...

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