MICHAEL JOHNSON: DOUBLE FAST

LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE IN ATLANTA AS MICHAEL JOHNSON BECOMES THE FIRST MAN IN OLYMPIC HISTORY TO WIN BOTH THE 400 AND 200--THE LATTER RACE IN WORLD-RECORD TIME

Some day soon the track at Olympic Stadium will be sold off. The stadium, after all, is being converted into a baseball park, and in keeping with the never-say-die spirit of commerce shown by the Games of Atlanta, an auction will be held for sections of the vulcanized rubber track that produced two world records, 13 Olympic records and countless dramas. What are we bid for the finish line of Lane 3?

It was over that section of track that the golden shoes flew. At precisely 9 p.m. last Thursday, the gun went off for the final of the 200 m,...

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