Sport: Hary! Hary! Hary!

"If you can get a step on a man in the 100 meters," says U.S. Sprinter Ray Norton, "you can just look over your shoulder at him and let him do his best. He'll never catch you." Last week a Frankfurt sales clerk named Armin Hary, 23, got a step on the world's fastest sprinters, including Norton himself, and ran off with the 100-meters gold medal for one of the biggest upsets of the Olympics.

Hary's performance caught the U.S. completely off guard. For one thing, the U.S., which had not lost the 100 meters since 1928, seemed as strong as ever,...

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