Sport: Aussie on the Run

Whenever they start worrying about the strong Iron Curtain track teams that threaten to run off with the next Olympics, some Western trackmen suddenly remember that foot racing is, after all, a sport for amateurs. Those Iron Curtain athletes are state-supported pros, runs the complaint. They have no financial worries, and they train all the time. How can the West compete with a racket like that?

Last week in Melbourne, a slim, strong-willed Australian showed that he had found a simple answer: beat the Reds at their own game, and train harder than they do. Amateur Dave Stephens, 25, a professional...

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