Sport: No Argument

As Don Gehrmann and Fred Wilt raced into the final lap of the Bankers' Mile in Chicago Stadium one night last week, a double team of judges including the great Jesse Owens carefully watched the finish tape. There was to be no repetition or the row over the famed Wanamaker Mile in Manhattan seven weeks ago, when the judges disagreed over the winner and blocked the view of the photo-finish camera that might have settled the matter.*But as it turned out, any extra precautions were unnecessary.

At the starter's gun, Don Gehrmann had grabbed the lead, set the pace for a...

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