Track Shorts: One Down, Two May Go

One Down, Two May Go

Perhaps it was Mexico City's high altitude that produced such rarefied records, three of them, at the 1968 Games: Bob Beamon's 29-ft. 2 1/2-in. long jump, Lee Evans' 43.86-sec. 400 meters and the U.S.'s 2:56.16 in the 4 X 400- meter relay. They are still three of track and field's greatest achievements.

But this Olympic year one has fallen at last, and the thers could be in jeopardy. Last month American Harry ("Butch") Reynolds ran a blitzing 43.29 400 in Zurich to break Evans' mark. He will try to better that in Seoul. And he figure 3/4s to anchor a strong...

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