Sport: Run to Win

Don Gehrmann, a pressagent for the American Automobile Association, and Fred Wilt, a plain agent for the FBI, know the turnstile value of a few well-chosen words. For three years they have been close competitors, chasing each other around the indoor track circuit in the mile run. Last week, after Gehrmann had beaten Wilt, by a matter of feet, for the second straight night, the milers began a battle of words.

Gehrmann started it by remarking to a reporter: "Wilt wasn't going so fast in that last quarter; I had to cut my stride twice to prevent running over him." Wilt, who...

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