Sport: Mile of the Century

For two years U. S. sport fans have been reading about Sydney Wooderson, a bespectacled little London solicitor. Within 22 months the 125-lb. Briton had smashed the world's records for the mile, the three-quarters, the half-mile and 800 metres. Last week at Princeton's Palmer Stadium, 28,000 U. S. foot-racing enthusiasts got their first squint at England's beloved "Leather Legs." After two refusals-with-regrets, he had accepted Princeton's invitation to run on its super-fast track against U. S. Miler Glenn Cunningham in its famed Invitation Track Meet.

To make a race of it, Princeton officials had invited three other milers besides Wooderson and Cunningham:...

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