Sport: Re-Education of a Runner

Jamaica's tall, reed-slim Herb McKenley had astonishing speed and a one-track mind: "All I thought about was a good start and then speed, speed, speed." Outdoors, where cinders and spikes give firm footing and athletes run in chalk-marked lanes, he has done the quarter-mile in 46 seconds, faster than any man in history. But when he tried to run on indoor tracks, where the footing is treacherous and lanes are nonexistent, he learned that he needed more than sheer speed; when fields jam up on sharply banked indoor turns, a judicious elbow shove can throw the fastest man off his stride...

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