Sport: Five Comrades

As Communist heroes go these days, a slim, hatchet-faced Hungarian army lieutenant named Sandor Iharos is a singular exception. For one thing, he is not a Communist Party member. All he knows about Marxism, he says, he learned by rote in school. And as a soldier he fights strictly from a desk. All Sandor really has to do is run, and he does that so well that he now holds five world records (from 1,500 to 5,000 meters). In sports-happy Hungary, excitement boils any time he shucks his sweat pants and gets to work,...

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