Track & Field: The Sophisticate & the Natural

TRACK & FIELD

Scandinavians just naturally throw a javelin farther than anybody else. Americans traditionally make the best shotputters, and the high jump has been a Russian specialty ever since Valery Brumel appeared on the scene. Milers come from everywhere. The last four world record holders, in order, have been a Yorkshireman, an Australian, a New Zealander and a Frenchman—and last week France's Michel Jazy found himself confronted with two new challengers who could hardly be more dissimilar. In Wanganui, New Zealand, East Germany's Jurgen May beat Kenya's Kipchoge Keino by a bare .3 sec. in the second fastest mile ever...

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