Sport: Scoreboard, Feb. 10, 1958

¶ At Melbourne, Aussie Herb Elliott, 19, ground out his second better-than-four-minute-mile in a week. Elliott was clocked in 3:58.7, just 2 yds. ahead of his countryman Merv Lincoln (3:59). But winning was a disappointment: what Elliott had wanted to do was break John Landy's Australian record of 3:58.6.

¶ Running as usual only to win, Ireland's Ron Delany at the Boston Garden won his 18th consecutive indoor mile. Delany, who has the stuff to outsprint just about every mile record on the books, was perfectly satisfied to finish in 4:05.3, far in...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!