Sport: I Am No. 1!

Hurdling all obstacles

Week after week, they tumbled in startling succession. The lean and limber 19-year-old broke the world indoor records for the high hurdles five times, at distances between 50 yds. and 60 meters. His assault on the record book paused at the Millrose Games in Madison Square Garden when he could not resist proudly lifting his index finger at the tape. That gesture of triumph may have cost him another world record—he finished the 60 yds. in 6.89 sec., just .01 off his best time—but Renaldo Nehemiah has no regrets: "Up to...

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