Sport: Only a Tick Away from L.A.

Track Star Carl Lewis takes aim at four Olympic gold medals

With 50 meters left to go at the USA/Mobil Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis, Carl Lewis glanced over his shoulder. The view was sweet. He was demolishing an Olympic-caliber field in the 200-meter sprint, and he was doing it at a world-record pace. Then, a wide smile cracking his chiseled features, Lewis tossed away the record by throwing his arms into the muggy night air ten yards before the finish. The crowd of nearly 11,000 roared in delight at the gesture....

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