Sport: Higher & Farther

It was the finest exhibition of jumping, both horizontal and vertical, ever seen on an indoor track. First, Olympic Champion Don Bragg, in top form, vaulted 15 ft. 7 in., barely missed becoming the first man in history to clear 16 ft.—when his hand brushed the crossbar on the way down. Then gaunt, sinewy Ralph Boston, legs wildly pumping, leaped 26 ft. 1¾ in. to better his own world indoor broad jump record by an astonishing 3¾ in.

Still to come was the most dramatic track and field confrontation since Australia's John Landy and Britain's Roger Bannister met at Vancouver seven years...

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