Track And Field: Willie the Predictable

His full name and title is Willie D. Davenport, Olympic Champion Hurdler. The "D" doesn't stand for anything, he says, though sometimes he likes to tell his girl friends that it means "dangerous." On the track "D" is strictly for diligent, dependable and, at least to some fans, dull. Willie is just too predictable. At this year's Millrose Games in Madison Square Garden, for example, a group of spectators, wagering among themselves, stopped short when it came to the 60-yd. high hurdles. "Hey, you wanna bet on this event?" said one. "Are you kiddin'?" cried his companion. "Not with Davenport...

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