Sport: New Challenger

Ever since 1948, skivvy-clad sprinters have strained to get a stride in front of Mel Patton's sizzling 9.3 sec. world record for the 100-yd. dash. Although ten men have matched his time,* no one yet has raced past Patton into the record book. But this year the old champ has a new, more dangerous challenger: San Jose State's cocky Dennis Johnson, a whippet-fast Jamaican who is undefeated in eleven straight races, and this month became the first runner in history to tie Patton's world record four times in a single season. Says Johnson: "I should break the record this summer. I'll...

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