Sport: Scoreboard, Sep. 8, 1958

¶ Running with the same awesome power that set a world's mile record of 3:54-5 last month, Aussie Herb Elliott sprinted the last 300 meters in 40.5 sec., was clocked at 3:36 for 1,500 meters in Göteborg, Sweden, to cut the world's record by a whopping 2.1 sec. Next day he ran the mile in 3:58, his ninth under four minutes.

¶ In the third and decisive heat at DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fair, a filly named Emily's Pride stepped out swiftly and surely at the touch of 64-year-old Driver Flick Nipe, trotted the mile in the race-record time of 1:59.8 to...

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