Sport: Deadly Race

In its brief history, Mexico's border-to-border Pan-American road race, world's longest (1,908 miles) and most punishing, has more than earned its reputation as a mankiller: in its first four years, it took the lives of 17 drivers and spectators. Before this year's opening gun was fired, two Argentine competitors were killed in pre-race tests. Before the contestants roared across the flat homestretch to Juarez last week, so many cars had missed turns, somersaulted off the road and plowed through packs of spectators, that more than a score were injured and seven more drivers...

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