Sport: FBI Project

The two-mile run is a grinding test of stamina, almost a question of mind over matter. Last week, at the New York Athletic Club games in Madison Square Garden, two FBI men, Fred Wilt and Horace Ashenfelter, put their minds on a matter which had long concerned them: Ashen-felter's chances of breaking Wilt's world indoor record. Wilt, now 33 and a little past his prime, set the record (8:50.7) two years ago. Ashenfelter, 31 and about at his peak, set the Olympic 3,000-meter (almost two miles) steeplechase record two years ago.

The two FBI men, working together in a way to warm...

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