Sport: Modest Miler

The day after his 17th birthday, New Zealander Murray Halberg learned a hard fact of life. He was playing a game of Rugby football for Avondale College when he was brought to earth with a hard-driving tackle. Halberg had a hard time getting back on his feet. His left side was paralyzed, his left arm useless. Halberg, a natural lefthander, had to learn to do everything all over again with his right. An enthusiastic runner, he was told he might never run again. Halberg did not believe the doctors. As soon as he...

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