Essay: THE GOLDEN AGE OF SPORT

ONLY 13 years ago, after satisfying himself that there must be some absolute limits to human strength, speed, agility and endurance, Brutus Hamilton, coach of the U.S. Olympic team, compiled a list of what he considered to be the "ultimate" in track and field performances. No one, said Hamilton out of confidence based on long experience, would ever run the 100-yd. dash in less than 9.2 sec. or the mile in less than 3 min. 57.8 sec. No one would ever put the shot more than 62 ft., throw the discus more than 200...

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