Sport: Scoreboard, Jun. 3, 1957

¶ Lagging through the first three-quarters of the race like a kid on his way to the dentist, Australian Miler Mervyn Lincoln came on fast in the final lap at the Los Angeles Coliseum and almost gave the crowd the four-minute mile it had come to see. He finished in 4:01, ahead of Britain's Brian Hewson (4:01.4), Hungarian Expatriate Laszlo Tabori (4:01.6) and Britain's Derek Ibbotson (4:02). All four had already broken four minutes elsewhere; Ibbotson had come to town boldly predicting he would win in 3:56. "Our appearance," said the unabashed fourth-place...

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