Sport: THE 800 METERS

"Unless we burn each other up in the heats," says Rick Wohlhuter, the best U.S. middle-distance man, "it will take a world record to win." The heats will be hot, but Wohlhuter may still be right, because this race has one of the strongest fields in the Olympics. Leading it are Mike Boit, winner of 15 out of 17 major races last year; Yugoslavia's Luciano Susanj, who beat Wohlhuter four times in '75 and John Walker, who is convinced his chances for two golds are good. Another entry was, alas, Filbert Bayi. And not last in the group, or least, but...

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