Track & Field: Inefficient But Fast


According to an Arizona podiatrist named Wendell W. Rote Jr., all the best sprinters are pigeontoed. Dr. Rote claims to have done considerable re earch in the subject. "It's simply a matter of physics," he explains. "Those who are pigeon-toed generate a line of thrust which is directly forward. They are 100% efficient in utilizing the power in their legs."

So much for science. Texas Southern's Jim Hines, 20, is not the least bit pigeon-toed—in fact, he's just a little duck-footed, and it may be a good thing. If he were...

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