Sport: High-Jumping Housewife

Harried by the routine requirements of kids, husband, in-laws and washing machine, many a housewife indulges in bright, escapist daydreams. England's Dorothy Tyler, 36, is no exception. "Sometimes," says the energetic mother of two (David, 10, and Barry, 8), "I wish I were a race horse−preferably a steeplechaser. They just jump."

For all her domesticity, Dorothy Tyler comes close to acting out her dream. She has been jumping all her life. Her odd avocation dates back to grade school, when she won a high-jumping tournament and set a schoolgirl record (4 ft. 9 in.)...

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