Sport: Will-o'-the-Wisp Miler

The Wanamaker mile, first run in 1926, is one of the top events of the indoor track season. But for the past four years it has taken on a monotonous predictability: Don Gehrmann in front, usually followed by FBI-Man Fred Wilt. Last week at Madison Square Garden the Wanamaker had a new look and a new parade leader: a little (5 ft. 8½ in., 139 Ibs.), will-o'-the-wisp runner named Fred Dwyer, who scoots around a board track with the short, effortless strides of a warm-up jog..

For a while last week it looked like the...

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