Sport: Broken Records

The world's best free-style swimmers are Australia's John Marshall and Japan's Hironoshin Furuhashi, "the flying fish of Fujiyama." Furuhashi holds the world records for 800 yards and 1,500 meters; Yale's Marshall holds eight of the other ten.* After setting his two latest records in the N.C.A.A. championships a fortnight ago (TIME, April 9), Marshall modestly remarked, "Furuhashi is still the greatest." But last week, in the National A.A.U. indoor championships, Marshall gave himself good reason to eat his own words.

Flailing through the water with a style that makes up in power what...

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