Sport: Ready for Anyfhing

Ambition has driven black-haired Jim Beatty to lengths that most men would not dream of going. He has run perhaps 10,000 miles in circles, trained his mind to tick like a clock, worked four hours a day for three years on a job that will never pay him a cent. "You have to keep your eyes firmly on your goal," he says, "and try not to waver." Last week Beatty's flying feet carried him closer than ever before to his elusive goal: the fastest mile in history. Before a crowd of 8,000 in Helsinki's Olympic Stadium, Jim Beatty ran the mile...

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