Track & Field: Breaking the Dash Barrier

Few barriers have withstood the test of flying feet as stubbornly as Armin Hary's world record of 10 sec. flat for the 100-meter dash—set by the West German Olympian in 1960 and tied since by nine other sprinters. Last week Hary's Deutsche mark was not only broken but absolutely devalued at the A.A.U. championship in Sacramento, Calif. In eight 100-meter races—four heats, two semifinals, the final, and a runoff for one berth in this week's Olympic trials—no fewer than ten competitors equaled Hary's time, and three were officially clocked at 9.9 sec. The record-breakers: Seattle's Charlie Greene, 23, Texan...

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