Sport: The Angry Whales

The huffmg-and-puffing world of the shotputting whales has never seen—and has certainly never heard—anything like it. Almost every week, it seems, someone heaves a shot farther than before. The 1959 distance of 63 ft. 4 in. achieved by two-time Olympic Champion Parry O'Brien (6 ft. 3 in., 250 lbs.) is still officially recognized as the world record. But in recent weeks it has been bettered by Army ist Lieut. Bill Nieder (6 ft. 3 in., 240 lbs.) with a put of 65 ft. 7 in., by California's Dallas Long (6 ft. 4 in., 263...

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