Track & Field: Whale of an Artist


Indoor track fans usually have to be satisfied with style and spirit instead of statistics. Performances rarely match those outdoors, partly because few trackmen are in top form during the winter, partly because some events are a whole lot harder indoors. The world record for the mile is 3 min. 51.3 sec. outdoors but 5.1 sec. slower indoors. The board tracks are slower and slipperier than outdoors and smaller, too, with eleven laps to the mile instead of four, 22 turns instead of eight. The indoor long-jump record is 27 ft., compared with 27 ft. 4¾ in....

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