Sport: Scoreboard, Apr. 1, 1957

¶5printing the last quarter at Melbourne 0:58.4, Australia's Mervyn Lincoln flashed through the mile in 3:59, one second off the world record held by Countryman John Landy, became the eleventh runner in history to crack the rapidly disintegrating four-minute-mile barrier.

¶While his rivals tacked over the longer blue-water route, Cuba's Dr. Luis Vidana daringly skippered his Criollo, a 67-ft. yawl with a 9-ft. draft, through shoal waters, sailed off with first place in the 24th St. Petersburg-Havana race and a sure grip on the Southern Ocean Racing Conference-championship. "If you do not take hances,"...

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