Sport: Scoreboard, Apr. 16, 1956

¶ On the rain-dampened track at Melbourne's Olympic stadium, World Champion Miler John Landy figured to run his favorite distance in no better than 4:04. But as he breezed past the three-quarter-mile mark he heard his time announced as 3 min. flat. He decided to turn it on, finished the final quarter in a blazing 58.6 sec. to break the 4-min. barrier for the fourth time in five races. The 3:58.6 time is 0.6 sec. off Landy's world record.

t¶ Irked by the advance alibi making of some of the critics who fear that Russia's state-subsidized athletes may whip the U.S.'s...

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