Track And Field: Victory Over Pain

Any day now, somebody may break 4 min. 15 sec. in the mile. But don't count on it: the way the indoor-track season is going, Jesse Owens could prob ably come out of retirement and win two events a night. The best shotputter in the U.S. at the moment is a 34-year-old bank vice president who can't get within 2 ft. of the world's record. The best two-milers include an Arizona sci ence teacher and a Massachusetts busi nessman. And the 4-min. 15-sec. mile is no exaggeration: that is what New Zealand's John Davies clocked when he won the...

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