Sport: The Road to Rome

For months the young U.S. track stars had been popping records like rubber bands. Improving with every meet, the brilliant youngsters were in top form last week for the National A.A.U. championships in Bakersfield, Calif. Boston University's 19-year-old John Thomas set a world high-jump record of 7 ft. 2 in., and his youthful buddies were as fine as expected. But the real drama of the meet was fashioned by a quintet of veteran stars who had won gold medals at the Melbourne Olympics in 1956. Competing with the kids for an invitation to the Olympic trials next week at Palo Alto,...

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