Sport: A Time for Lions?

The sight of English Runner Jim Peters' collapse in the last quarter-mile of the marathon at the British Empire Games (TIME, Aug. 16) moved many spectators to indignant comment. None used sharper words than the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Columnist Emmett Watson.

"Some say Peters collapsed twelve times," wrote Watson. "I counted seven times, not noting the moments when he half-rose, then fell back again . . . [Peters] had no control over his body. He pulled himself along on his bottom, then crawled on his hands and knees . . . What he was doing had nothing to do with sport or competition...

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