Sport: Warmup for the Big Meet

The sun shone on Des Moines, but Philadelphia wallowed in rain and mud. The weather thus helped hang a big questionmark over the year's first major outdoor Olympic track & field warmups—the Drake and Pennsylvania Relays.

In Philadelphia, most fans assumed that Milers Don Gehrmann, Fred Wilt and Warren Druetzler would run a three-way duel while the rest of the field watched their spikes. But Gehrmann and Druetzler proved no mudders and, though Wilt sloshed along valiantly, Purdue's Denis Johansson, 23, splashed past the leaders on the last lap, all but floated across the finish line to win by 10 yards over...

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